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#1 Question.... What is the meaning of Waistbeads. We will give you a short yet detailed meaning.
There are several reasons as to why waistbeads are worn. It mainly depends on the wearers purpose of putting them on their body, but traditionally....Waistbeads are an African accessory that consist of small beads on a string or wire worn around the waist or hips. In many West African Countries waist beads are a symbol of femininity, fertility, sensuality, and spiritual well-being. Since becoming popular in the US, they are becoming a trendy day to day accessory.
Waistbeads are made to be worn for years at a time, unless you personally decide to change them more frequently. When adorning your waist with your Waistbeads, make sure they are not too tight, so that they do not break when you bend, sit, work-out, or after you eating. If using to gauge weight loss or gain, your beads will rise when weight is gained, and drop closer to the hips when weight is lost.
The bead formation can have highly spiritual qualities. The beads, stones, shells, etc that are to go on the waist, and placed with intentions. All beads are cleansed with Sage and Palo Santo after creation. The reason is so you can set your own goals and intentions before applying so you can truly walk in your purpose.
Bead colors have several different meanings, and are listed below and included in the description section for each strand.
The most common misconception about waistbeads, is that you have to have a small waist to wear them. That is absolutely false. Queen's of all ages, races, shapes, and sizes can and DO wear waistbeads. All hand tied strands are made at our standard length of 52 inches. The additional inches aids in sizing and tying on your beads.