Purchased right from the source i.e. the Yorùbáartisans who handmade the waist beads from scratch in the town of Ìbàdàn, in Òyó state, Nigeria, West Africa (see video below). Our 8 piece Yorùbáwaist beads are made with durable cotton string, native seed beads and also waterproof (i.e. will not expand in water). Would have to be tied unto your waist and won't come off unless you cut them with a pair of scissors. If you do not want to wear waist beads all the time, check out our Elastic Waist Beads.
About: The wearing of beads on the waist was made popular by West Africans, specifically Yorùbátribe of Nigeria. This practice is an excellent tool to feel more feminine and beautiful. Tie-on waist beads are also great to help maintain your weight as the beads go up your waist when you gain weight and falls elegantly on your hips when you loose weight.
Available Colors: Black, yellow, orange, rainbow, green, blue, light blue, red, white, pink, turquoise and purple. (Please scroll to see all available colors in the pictures above) Comes standard in random colors. However, you may include your color preferences in the "Special instructions for seller" box on the next page (i.e after you add to cart).
Sizing Chart: Please refer to the sizing chart below to ensure you order the correct size for your waistline and please be advised that the inches to pants size conversion is a guide.For a perfect fit, please measure your waistline exactly where you want the waist beads to rest and order based on your waist measurement. We will add an extra inch to the size you order to give you some flexibility and you can slide off any unwanted beads before you tie them. For example, if your order 30 inches we will send you 31 inches waist beads.
Your Pants Size
FAQ: Why does the waist beads have loose ends? Traditional Yorùbáwaist beads are designed with loose ends to give you the flexibility of tying the beads exactly where you want them to rest i.e. high-waist, mid-waist or low-waist. You can also create a multi layer look with this option. Being that we add an extra inch to the size you order, the loose ends allow you to slide off any unwanted beads before you tie them.
How to Install the Waist Beads:
Shipping Information: Free shipping via USPS with an estimated delivery of 4 to 7 days.