- 45" Long
- Sold in singles
- Made with non-elastic cotton thread
- Multiple use: Neck, Wrist, Waist & Ankle
- Can not be taken off unless cut or broken
- Made in Kenya
Traditionally, beads have been used among African people and has various meanings within the context of spirituality, social class, community rituals (rites of passage), sexuality and more. Waist beads in particular have been an excellent accessory for women to feel more feminine and beautiful, but also a symbol reinforcing their grounding and belonging within a particular social framework. This beautiful arrangement of beads are usually hand made and customized. The use of beads in African society is age-old, dating to around 10,000 B.C.
Take measurement on bare skin. Waist beads sit on the lower waist (or high hip) and are supported by the elevation of the hips. Place a measuring tape loosely around the lower waist, to ensure the beads can be worn with ease at all times. If you already have a precise measurement for your lower waist, add 1" to the measurement for breathing room.
Pink: is associated with unconditional love, romance, purity, femininity, healing. It impresses the wearer to be calm, sensitive, friendly, lovable. Pink can be used to empress and awaken compassion, love, purity and ease feelings of anger and neglect.
Red: is associated with self confidence, vitality, sexual energy, passion, courage, strength, power. It impresses the wearer to be courageous, spontaneous, strong willed, confident, energetic. Red can be used to promote courage, fun and laughter, strength and willpower, and energize a tired body.
Orange: is associated with happiness, confidence, resourcefulness, adventure. It impresses the wearer to be enthusiastic, happy, sociable, energetic, confident, constructive, adventurous. She is thought to be productive, bring luck and expand one's awareness of self worth. Warmish soothes the nerves and promotes positive energy and happiness.
Yellow: is associated with wisdom, self-esteem, and clarity. It impresses fun, easy-going, optimistic, confident, practical, intelligent. Yellow is known to give clarity of thought, increase awareness and stimulate interest and curiousity. Yellow energy is related to the ability to perceive and understand.
Green: is associated with balance, love, nature, prosperity, success, self-control, growth. It impresses the wearer to be understanding, controlled, adaptable sympathetic, compassionate, generous, humble, nature loving, and romantic. Green is balancing, relaxing and promotes peace and harmony.
Blue: is associated with knowledge, healing, protection, peace, truth, and harmony. It impresses to be loyal, intelligent, affectionate, inspiring, inventive, caring and understanding. Blue enhances wisdom and creativity in communication.
Violet: is associated with beauty, power, creativity, inspiration and royalty, It impresses to be inspirational, leaders, self sacrificing, kind, visionary, creative and mentally strong. While it helps sense of direction and purge unwanted emotions, it enhances inner peace while addressing stress.
Gray and Silver: are associated with neutralizing, intuition, wisdom, communication, and technology. It impresses sophistication and formality. Gray and silver can be used to amplify other colors.
Black: is associated with control, ambition, formal, absorbent, It impresses the wearer to be ambitious, formal, mysterious. Black can also be used to amplify and balance other colors. Black is best when combined with white or other colors to create balance.
Brown: can be used to enhance concentration and ability to study clearly.
Gold: is associated with luck, justice, money, power, protection. It impresses wearer to be strong, powerful and elegant. Gold is used to revitalize, energy, and purify any situation.
White: purity, harmony, spirit, sincerity, oneness, ritual, moon, clarity, new beginnings, simplicity, peace, innocence, virginity, youth, birth, unity, protection, cold, freshness, cleanliness, sterile, reverence, divinity, cleansing, invocation, enlightenment, truth, serenity, ascension, precision.
Shipping & Returns
You may return most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. We'll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.).
You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).
If you need to return an item, simply login to your account, view the order using the 'Complete Orders' link under the My Account menu and click the Return Item(s) button. We'll notify you via e-mail of your refund once we've received and processed the returned item.
We can ship to virtually any address in the world. Note that there are restrictions on some products, and some products cannot be shipped to international destinations.
When you place an order, we will estimate shipping and delivery dates for you based on the availability of your items and the shipping options you choose. Depending on the shipping provider you choose, shipping date estimates may appear on the shipping quotes page.
Please also note that the shipping rates for many items we sell are weight-based. The weight of any such item can be found on its detail page. To reflect the policies of the shipping companies we use, all weights will be rounded up to the next full pound.