How to choose good quality waist beads?

Waist beads are quite familiar among a large number of indistinctive groups (tribal) as well as African people. It is considered as traditional jewelry made of small round glass, stones, or crystals of different colors and shapes which are tied by wire. People wear it on their hips; that's why it is called waist beads.

However, in this article, we will guide you on how to choose good quality waist beads as well as what to look for before buying waist beads.

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African culture in America
African-American culture- popularly recognized as the black culture, comprising the American and Africans’ cultural contributions in the United States. Being rooted in Africa, it is a combination of sub-Saharan African and Sahelian cultures. Although history reflects the slavery that has limited the Americans tradition, modernization has modified the practices and beliefs over the passage of time.

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Africa waist beads color chart

Waist beads are probably one of the prettiest current trends. How well do you know your waist beads in terms of color? Well, apart from the waist beads design and type of beads used, the bead color remains to be one significant aspect to consider while selecting waist beads. Each bead color is designed to tell a story and symbolize something powerful.

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What is the Waist beads meaning
Waist beads are made from different kinds of wooden, bone, crystal, glass, and metal beads adorned around the stomach or waist. They can inform of a single or multiple strands. The waist beads hold different significance among different communities; the majority uses them for aesthetic purposes. The origin traces back to Africa, where the beads had significant cultural importance. 

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Red and black beads
Beads especially the waist beads work common among the couples from the generations earlier, but today holds the significance. These have been a cultural tradition in African countries where they have been serving for both the spiritual and celebratory purposes. Today when we scroll all over the social media, the trend followed by the ladies of African countries can be seen with the exposed waistlines or say the decoration piece for the waste produced with the beads from glass seed beads

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