This collection was inspired by trade beads also know as Christmas beads because of their resemblance to Christmas lights. Beads in general have a very important place in African culture and they were originally used as a form of trading currency (even during the Slave trade).
Wearing beads is often associated with wealth and prosperity, but also a reminder of our rich history and the value of our ancestors. These waist beads are named Dagba meaning “Growth” in Yoruba.
Our Clasp waist beads come with a gold-plated stainless steel lobster clasp and 3-inch chain for adjustability. They are sized in inches. The size range (i.e 28-31 in.) is due to the 3-inch chain.
To choose the correct size, measure where you would like the beads to sit. You can download our printable measuring tape here. If you need more help measuring yourself and choosing the correct size please watch this instructional video tutorial.