Handcrafted waist beads

Waist beads are a single or multiple strands of beads made from different types of glass, metal, crystal and wooden beads worn on the waist and belly. Waist beads are an ancient tradition that originated in West Africa and are worn for many reasons such as expressing femininity, healing, protection, baby naming ceremony, figure maintenance and intimacy with a partner. Worn more for traditional reasons or for fashion, waist beads are the perfect tool to tap into the spirit of our ancestors while looking and feeling beautiful from the inside out.


How to Measure your waist

How to Measure your waist

Use a fabric measuring tape. Please remember to measure the part of your waist where would you like your waist beads to sit. 1) Remove or lift any ...

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Ghanaian culture

Adinkra symbol

The Adinkra symbolic comes from the Ashanti tribe in Ghana, each of the geometrically shaped symbols has a very special meaning and stands for a word, a sentence, a historical event, a proverb, an animal or a plant in the Ashanti language.

Originally, the symbols were only used by kings, which gave some symbols an additional deeply religious meaning for example like the Gye Nyame symbol which symbolizes the omnipresence of God or Nyame Nti symbole that symbolizes faith and trust in God. These symbols are an essential part of the Ghanian culture and it is our pleasure to bring this traditional symbolic language to you.


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