The Elephant is a symbol of strength and power. It is also praised for its size, longevity, stamina, mental faculties, cooperative spirit, and loyalty. Waist beads have traditionally been worn by African women since the 15th century.
All sets are custom made to order so please measure your waist with a tape measure before placing order.
Beads or jigida are worn under clothes traditionally by African women, waist beads have several different meanings. African women still wear them today to protect themselves from negative energy. In rites of passages requiring the deployment of jigida or beads, efforts are made to have them in place for ritual efficacy. As such, beads are steeped in the old traditions that attribute the beads to having healing properties and influence.
The most comfortable way of wearing waist beads is under your belly, along your panty line. Most women wear their beads traditionally, under their clothes against their skin.