10pcs African Waist Beads, Ìbàdàn IN STOCK JUNE 30
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WE ARE CURRENTLY WORKING WITH THE WAIST BEADS ARTISANS TO BRING THESE BACK IN STOCK JUNE 30, 2020
Purchased right from the source i.e. the artisans who make the waist beads from scratch in the town of Ìbàdàn, in Òyó state, Nigeria, West Africa (see video below). Our 10 piece set waist beads are made with durable cotton string, native seed beads and also waterproof. They would need to be tied unto your waist and won't come off unless you cut them with a pair of scissors. The waist beads come standard in assorted colors. However, you may include your color preferences in the "Special instructions" box on the Cart page. Please refer to the sizing chart to ensure you order the correct size for your waistline.
The wearing of beads on the waist was made popular by West Africans, specifically Nigerians. This practice is an excellent tool to feel more feminine and beautiful. They can also be used to maintain your weight, the beads go up your waist when you gain weight and falls elegantly on the hips when you loose weight.
Available Colors: Black, yellow, orange, burnt orange, rainbow, green, olive, blue, light blue, purple, red, gold, white, pink and silver. (Please scroll to see all available colors in the pictures above)
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Shipping Information: Free shipping via USPS. Delivery usually takes 3 to 5 business days. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and quarantine, we are experiencing unusual delays with getting our materials, being short staffed as well as with USPS delivery and our fulfillment center. Therefore, delivery may take 4 to 7 days.
FAQ: Why do the waist beads have knots in them? These are traditional waist beads and it is intentionally designed with the knots, as this method was passed down from generation to generation for probably centuries. The knots are a part of the craftsmanship and the "look" given to show off that they are made with thread. Back in the day in some Yoruba cultures, it was a thing of pride to have your waist beads made with cloth thread (as they called it) as opposed to twine thread.