Waist beads could be traced back to as early as the 15th century. They were worn as symbols of: womanhood, fertility, protection, wealth, health, 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. They can be worn on top of or underneath clothing.
Waist beads are used to tell a story. They remind us that healing and self love is the key.