What color waist beads represent fertility?
For instance, if you are pregnant, green waist beads can be used to symbolize fertility. The shades of green will represent a new life and the whole aspect of being productive. Primarily, you can use them as a means of communicating how you feel.
What are the benefits of wearing waist beads?
The waist beads are designed to help with controlling weight gain in a woman. The beadwork is used as trackers for your waist and hips area, and it keeps track of what area of your body has gained weight or, where it lost some weight.
What does the Bible say about waist beads?
There are no verses in the Bible or Quran that speaks against wearing of African beads. Even if there is, African waist beads are fashionable and our forebears wore them with a great sense of dignity.
How many waist beads should I wear?
You can wear as few or as many waist beads as you feel comfortable in. Most women wear about 3 strands. Do I take them off? Traditional tie waist beads are semi-permanent and can be worn while bathing, swimming, sleeping, etc.
What does it mean when someone breaks your waist beads?
Traditionally it shows that you’re ready for adulthood or you’ve grown. The beads worn during childhood differs completely from that which is worn after puberty. This is mostly with women of African origin.
Does waist beads shape your body?
Measurements and Body Shaping
Both traditionally and in modern times, women will wear waist beads to get/keep their bodies intact. It is said that the beads shape your body and keep the waist small and hips accentuated.
How do I choose my waist beads?
Depending on how you want to wear your waistbeads, you can measure yourself above your navel, just at your navel, or right above your hips. Use a tape measure and measure against your bare skin without sucking in your stomach. You shouldn’t hold the tape loose nor too snug. Think about where you want to wear the beads.
Are waist beads supposed to be seen?
Waist beads are also found in other cultures, and while African and Islamic women typically keep them under wraps, some display the beads over their clothes or on bare midriffs, such as belly dancers in Eastern cultures.