Waist Beads

Waist Beads have become increasingly popular today, especially in the Western Market.  We take pride in sourcing beads from local artisans in Accra.  They are hand made and always top quality. Custom options are available for wholesale orders. Email us info@westafricanfashion.com if you have further inquires or questions.  Here are some common questions about traditional beads.

What are traditional waist beads?

Symbol of Femininity, sign that a woman has met the marriageable age, as a weight measurement. With precious stones the waist beads may be used as healing, depending on the ailment (i.e. Love, Physic powers, balancing life)

Where did they originate from ?

Waist beads began in Ancient Egypt North Africa. They came into existence around the 15th century as a status symbol for beautiful women. The natives had different views about its uses and miracles. 

What is the purpose/ uses of them?

They are worn as a celebration of womanhood, sexuality, femininity, fertility, healing, spirituality, body shaping, protection and wealth. 

What are they made off?
Different shapes and colours of small glass, crystals, charms and decorative stones.

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