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Gold & Turquoise CEED Beads

$40.00

CEED Beads, or waist beads as they are called in Africa, are an ancient, beloved tradition and are worn by women of all ages, shapes and sizes. Our CEED Beads are made by CEED artisans in Ghana, regarded as the bead production capital of the world. Traditionally worn just under the belly button, waist beads are steeped in old beliefs attributing balancing properties to the colors of the beads and healing properties to the beads themselves.

Waist beads are meant to protect and embrace the woman’s center of femininity and balance. They can be both sensual and comforting. One, or several, bands can be worn under clothing or flaunted, for fashion or personal expression. The beads can even be used as a practical method of monitoring weight; when the beads get a little tight, it may be time to cut back a bit.