Our waist beads are handmade in Kenya by a woman-owned business called Simply African Accessories. Waist beads are worn as a celebration of womanhood, sexuality, femininity, fertility, healing, spirituality, body shaping, protection and wealth. Many believe that they originated in ancient Egypt a where they were called “girdles”. Today, the meaning of the colors varies by tribe.
We recommend getting a size up from your measured waist size for added comfort. Waist beads may come with clip on or screw enclosures.