Femininity, connection to earth, body positivity, self confidence, virtue, beauty, wealth, nobility, spirituality and sexuality are among the long list of qualities (aura) ascribed to waist beads.
A lifetime of beauty accessory with deep meanings and connections to heritage and culture, waist beads are the 2020s most stylish, confidence boosting accessory.
According to Mercury News, Waist Beads are said to have originated from West Africa, particularly the Yoruba people of Nigeria. While the colors in African waist beads are open to interpretation, some traditions equate certain qualities to various hues:
Blue: knowledge, healing, peace, truth, harmony — a cooling color symbolizing faith, devotion, deep insight.
Green: prosperity, hope, harmony, healing and ripening, encouraging the wearer to love nature and be generous, humble and self-controlled.
Red: self-confidence, vitality, sexual energy, passion, courage.
Yellow: wisdom, knowledge, clarity, increasing awareness and calming nerves.
Whether it is for fashion, or a connection to your heritage or a weight loss measure, these string of beads around your waist line will always remind you of how beautiful, treasured and sensual you are.