Hand Crafted strands of waist beads. Designed to awaken your inner Goddess. Waist beads have a long history in African Culture dating back to Ancient Egypt. Beads can be of any size and material, including seed, glass, stone, clay, wood, or some other type of aromatic material. African waist bead are one of the most commonly replicated items of personal adornment worn by Ghanaian people. Bears are worn around the woman's waist to draw attention to, and to enhance her femininity. Many women have used waist beads to be more attractive to their husbands, In some areas given to young brides as a gift before marriage. They are also worn to define the waist, helping women to monitor their shape. In Asante and Krobo cultures waist beads are worn as a rite of passage, mothers present waist beads to their daughters to mark their coming of age. The beauty of waist beads is that the purpose of these beads are completely up to the woman that wears them.
All strands of waistbeads sold by Red Butterfly Chronicles are made with quality beads and materials. These are tie on strands created with a strong thread that has been tested for durability and longevity.