Dalasi Traditional Waist Beads

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 carry the name of the Gambian currency the Dalasi.

Our traditional tie waist beads fit up to 50 inches and can easily be adjusted down to fit any waist size.

Learn how to tie your waist beads here.

Materials: Uncoated cotton thread, glass seed beads

Care: meant for permanent wear, wipe clean

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