​Waist Beads "Jigida"

Waist beads, also known as Jigida or belly beads, have traditionally been worn by African women since the 15th century to serve many purposes.  They are worn visibly to let one know what tribe the woman is from or if the girl is now a "woman"

Beads were/are also worn when a woman got married and her husband will be the only person to ever see them. Most importantly, waist beads should not be shown, they are personal. As much as they have been considered as symbols of sacred knowledge, with healing powers, they have also appeared in offerings for the passage to future life. It is believed that they can be used during pregnancy to help ensure a healthy pregnancy. 

Waist beads were worn as a way to show if a woman has gained or lost weight. 
Now waist beads are worn as a fashion.
Waist beads can also be worn as lingerie. 

What ever your reason is to wear a waist bead, please do so. They are absolutely beautiful and look amazing. 

We make many different waist beads. Please 
contact me with specifics and we will custom make one for you. 

Or, if you just want a certain color, let us know. We have many beads and a variety of styles/meanings..

We also have Waist "ribbons" and "yarn" 

Ribbons and Yarn worn around the waist was done many years ago. They too are made with Love! They have the same meanings and are also worn in ceremonies. 

So whether you prefer "beads" yarn or ribbon, let us know and we will be more than happy to assist you.

The blue and White are to Yemeya Or Made de Agua

Red and White to Sieta De Rio Or Shango

The Lavender one is for St. Lazarus

​The Woods are grounding....

Bead colors have many meanings:

​Black - Protection and Power

​Red - Confidence, Love, Vitality​

Blue – Loyalty and truth

Brown – Earth and stability

Green – Abundance, fertility, nature and prosperity

Gold – Good health, power and wealth

Orange – Courage, self confidence and vitality

Pink – Care, beauty, love and kindness

Purple – Royalty, spirituality and wisdom

Red – Confidence and vitality

Turquoise – Communication and self awareness

White – Light, truth and purity

Yellow – Energy, joy and happiness






You can order our waist beads directly from us. You can send me a message and let us know which one you may be interested in. Or, have something in mind: Colors, style, meanings, we can do that too.

Denim and I Thank you for your support!



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