SOMETHING ABOUT WAIST BEADS
Hello and welcome to my world of culture and tradition. My name is Afia and I have been wearing waist beads from birth. I remember my grandma used to buy them in different colors for my cousins and I. We were always so excited to get new ones.
WaistBeads are believed to help SHAPE your body (give you the hour glass figure), PROMOTES self love, self confidence in a woman and sexuality between spouses and most importantly PROTECT your FERTILITY as a woman in the Akan culture (that is why my grandma puts the beads on my lower hips right on where a woman’s womb sits.
Different colors mean different things in the Akan culture:
GREEN - Fertility, New Beginnings, Mother Earth, Food and Sustainability
PINK - Feminity, Womanhood, Self Love, Confidence
RED - Blood in our veins (LIFE), Vitality, Fire
WHITE - Purity, Joy, Hope, Soul
Fatou Tie Ons
Fatou is an Islam name meaning KIND, SMART and BEAUTIFUL and it derived from the name FATOUMATA. It indicates that the bearer is a humanitarian and generous individual.
Asabea Tie Ons
for the girlie girl, a mixture of pink, green and gold. Ties on permanently and does not retain dirt or fade
Evil Eye Twist Ons
Remembers you do not need measurements when ordering the TIE ON WAIST BEADS