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Authentic African Waistbeads

Authentic African Waistbeads

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Track your tummy trimming and visually document the healing progress or accent the body when baring your midriff with these stacked strands of waist beads.

Each color and stone is associated with a specific meaning:

Waist beads are a traditional African accessory that consists of small glass beads on a string or wire worn around the waist or hips. Waist beads have been worn for centuries by women in many West African cultures. In more recent years they’ve gained popularity among women in the West. They’re also referred to as belly beads, waistline beads, or beaded waist chains. In Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, and other West African countries, waist beads are a symbol of femininity, fertility, sensuality, and spiritual well-being. Today, in both Africa and the United States, women use waist beads for aesthetic and practical purposes. (Healthline)

There are a lot of styles, colors, and materials to choose from. Your waist beads can be rich with symbolism if you so choose.