Waist beads could be traced back to as early as the 15th century. They are a traditional African accessory that we all could appreciate. Waist-beads were worn as symbols of: womanhood, fertility, protection, femininity , weight control, spiritual well-being etc.
In recent years waist-beads have gained more popularity. They are used for more practical purposes. These beads honor the shape of the woman no matter the size.
Waist beads are used to tell a story. They remind us that healing, growth, peace and self love is what makes us who we are.