Collection: Waist Beads

Waist beads, a traditional African accessory, have been worn for many years as a symbol of fertility, femininity, spiritual well-being, and sensuality. It is believed to have originated in ancient Egypt, where they were called girdles. It was seen as a status symbol. It became popularized in West Africa, with women in Nigeria and Ghana adorning their waists to symbolize a rite of passage to womanhood, purity, sanctity, and various other meanings. 

In modern times, waist beads have come to symbolize a combination of past and present meanings as well as serve as a fashion statement. Women are adorning their waists to embody beauty, confidence, autonomy and strength. 

Be confident in knowing that our waist beads are handmade just for you. Get Waisted by Deja today!