“Fulani” with L❤VE
The modern Fulani women of Mali, Africa, have been wearing Mali Wedding Beads for more than a Century; the immensely feminine shape of these beads are indicative of both style and status. However, these African trade beads have far more significance to the Fulani, and were equally as coveted by their ancestors for over a hundred years ago. Mali Wedding Beads were first manufactured within the Czech Republic (formerly Bohemia), as a collectible currency for the African tribes, with which European merchants sought to do trade. Mali Wedding Beads replaced their similarly shaped clay counterparts, for use by the Fulani women during wedding rituals. Even today, the tradition of a mother presenting her daughter with a string of these beads on her wedding day still continues. Mali Wedding beads are hand-made, and are presented to brides on their wedding days. They were made in what was once known as Czechoslovakia, for trade in Africa. Mali Wedding beads are worn throughout West Africa, specifically in Mali. These trade beads are multicolored and come in different shapes and sizes. Some are in the shape of a bulb, while others are elongated, flat, or triangular.
Each Waist Beads by Ayodele “Fulani”strand is unique, with a modern take, and adorned with 3 different colored flat tear drop beads per strand, made for comfortable everyday wear. No two strands are alike as you and/or your union with your mate is incomparable to any other.
Color Symbolism: Yellow brings joy, optimism, and fertility into your life. It stimulates the nervous system, activates memory, and is an anti-depressant.
Chakra: Solar Plexus
Fit: Each strand wraps one time around the waist. For multiple strands, add desired number of pieces per style to your cart.
Length: Customized to your waist size, please provide desired length during checkout
Bead Size: xsmall-large
All waist beads are smudged/cleansed with sage or palos santos. Please indicate in the notes during checkout if you have any preference to this process.
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