The earliest powder glass beads were found in present day Zimbabwe dating back to 970 – 1000 CE; but from colonial times to the present day, the main area of powder glass bead manufacture is West Africa-particularly the Yoruba tribes of Africa – a population now settled within Nigeria. Conversely, the tradition also extends to Ghana, which is regarded as the Bead Production Capital of the World, where women perceive African waist beads and have held a long fascination with them, as ornamental and symbolic adornment; and as well as signs of wealth, aristocracy, and of femininity. There are beads used to adorn babies during naming ceremonies, while others are worn by young adults to portray femininity during puberty rites. Beads are said to possess the power to attract and evoke deep emotional responses. In addition, they are believed to be signs of success and affluence as well as spiritual well being.
Waist Beads By Fatou
"Custom Order" This one is so pretty. I love it.
Yesterday was technically the last day to make an order, but since people have been asking If I receive an email TODAY I will accept it.
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