Aku Waist Beads
Bonté Pure waist beads are ready to wear, handmade from recycled glass in Ghana's Krobo region, famous for bead-making and wearing, will make a great gift for a lady.
Approx 27 inches long.
These traditional waist beads are threaded on a cotton cord for durability and longevity.
It can be easily adjusted down to your waist size by removing excess beads and trimming them down to your desired size. We suggest measuring along your panty line with a tape measure to ensure these standard lengths will fit you. Typically you would wear the beads along your panty line to accommodate slight weight fluctuations, but others may wish to wear them along their natural waist.
The history of waist beads dates back to antiquity. Many believe that history begins in ancient Egypt where they were called “girdles” and were worn by women as a status symbol. In West Africa, they are worn as a celebration of womanhood, sexuality, femininity, fertility, healing, spirituality, body shaping, protection and wealth.
Women of all shapes and sizes can confidently adorn themselves with waist beads as well. Because traditionally beads are worn along your panty or bikini line and not your actual waist (which is typical across the belly button), it allows for all women to comfortably wear waist beads no matter their size. Wearing them is really a personal reflection and appreciation for your beauty.
*Variations of size is possible because each basket is handmade
Wear it however you like! It can be worn as a necklace or multi-strand bracelet or anklet, even.
Also available in Wholesales