Handcrafted strands of waistbeads, designed to awaken your inner goddess. Waistbeads 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 waistbeads are some of the most commonly replicated items of personal adornment worn by Ghanaian people. Beads are worn around the woman's waist to draw attention, 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, waistbeads are worn as a rite of passage. Mothers present waistbeads to their daughters to mark their coming of age. Waistbeads can be worn for whatever purpose you decide. It's all up to you. There is no right or wrong way to wear or style your strands.
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.