Waist beads are a traditional African accessory that consist of small glass beads on a string or wire worn around the waist or hips. … In Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, and other West African countries, waist beads are a symbol of femininity, fertility, sensuality, and spiritual well-being.
Also, what is the purpose of a belly chain?
Use of belly chain
Such restraints are often used in the United States in courtrooms, or for transporting prisoners, or in other public situations as a safeguard against escape. They are used above all when detainees are to be restrained over a longer period of time, for example during transport or at court hearings.
It is said that the beads shape your body and keep the waist small and hips accentuated. It was (and still is) used as a measurement tool. The beads do not stretch, so if/when the waist beads start to feel a little tight, it’s a sign that there was some weight gain, and vice versa.
Also know, is waist bead a sin?
African tradition, supports the wearing of waist beads. As such, waist beads, can never be a sin. In the book of Exodus 12:35-36, God instructed Moses to tell all the Egyptians to take articles of Gold, silver and clothing from the Egyptians.
What do black waist beads mean?
Power and protection
How long do waist beads last?
Our beads are made with the best materials to ensure long wear. Make sure they are not too tight, so that they do not break when you bend or sit (or after you eat too much). I personally have worn the same set of waist beads for up to 5 years without taking them off.
Why do they put belts on prisoners?
When transporting prisoners, leather or nylon belts are often used instead of belly chains to secure the prisoner’s arms at waist level. These restraint belts have a metal ring on the front, through which the handcuffs are plugged and then put on the detainee’s wrists.