History of Waist Beads

While it is difficult to confirm exactly where waist beads began, many believe waist beads have been a part of African culture dating back to the 15th century. Today, they are more popular in Ghana, Nigeria, Liberia and even the United States. They were worn as a symbolic expression of Femininity, womanhood, fertility, spirituality, confidence, sexuality, intimacy and much more. Rather worn for traditional reasons or for fashion, waist beads are the perfect way to tap into feeling beautiful.