Be it on the neck, wrists or waist…..
As Africans, there’s no wrong in putting on beads. Beads are fashioned for traditional beatification, honour and protection.
Large and colorful beads symbolise wealth and social status. Blue beads are thought to enhance fertility. Red beads are reserved for ceremonies like tribal festivals, funerals, circumcisions of young boys and harvest dances. Black implies age and wisdom etc.
Though some women do put it on without knowing, but there are so many reasons why African women put beads on their waist but I’ll name just the 5 most important reasons why women wear beads:
*Sexual Appeal. It is believed that a woman in waist beads is sexually appealing to men. Some women even customise their lovers names to show how much love they have for them and to assure them that their waist belongs only to them. Beads also servers as
Body Shapers. Waist beads serve as a natural waist trainers for some women.
*Healing and Meditation.
*Heritage and Pride.
*Maturity and Growth.
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