Waist beads are a traditional African accessory that consist of small glass beads on a string or wire worn around the waist or hips. They come in different colors and shapes and may also include decorative stones, crystals, or charms.
African women wear waist beads for a number of reason which we’ll discuss in a jiffy. Although some contemporary women, with western knowledge neatly stuck in their faculties have shunned the use of beads, majority of women from all walks of life have embraced the culture and symbolism of waist beads which was passed on from our ancestors.
Waist beads emit several meanings, not only pertaining to the Ghanaian set-up but in Africa as a whole. The most significant thing is to shape or mold the body into a desired preference. Secondly it sekzually stimulates the male.
Take a look at some of the reasons why women in Ghana and Africa in general wear this beautiful and alluring ornaments.