waist beads, ready to wear, strung in the UK will make a great gift for a lady
I used beading elastic and 4 mm round, frosted glass beads
can be worn as multi-strand bracelet, simply wrap it round your wrist as many times as needed
or wear it as a necklace
African waist beads are so named because in Ghana, they are worn by women and girls under clothing just below the waist line. Considered private and meant only for a husband’s eyes, in some cultures they are given as party of a girl’s dowry.
Not every lady likes or wears them. Educated and urban women were less like to own waist beads. In recent years, however, there seems to be a resurgence in interest, a fashion statement even, in some cases no longer under one’s clothes but visibly above one’s jeans.
Wear it however you like! It can be worn as necklace or multi-strand bracelet.
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