(Sterling Silver Africa charm sold separately. See charms)
Unity - ❤️🖤💚 Red, Black and Green are the colors of the Pan-African flag designed by Marcus Garvey & members of his UNIA organization created in response to the enormously popular 1900 coon song "Every Race Has a Flag but the Coon." Red symbolizes noble blood that unites all people of African ancestry & shed for liberation, Black symbolizes the melanated skin color of African people, & Green symbolizes growth & the natural fertility of African soil. The flag was formally adopted in 1920, with African nations immediately following by integrating the colors in their national flags as a symbol of their sovereignty. The flag holistically represents the collective identity of Africans & descendants throughout the diaspora, worldwide liberation of Black people, & serves as an emblem of Unity and Black Pride.
Symbolism: Black is a color of power and honors your attributes and values your presence. Black helps release negative emotions, has protective energies that guards against negativity, and fortifies self-confidence. Red is a color of passion, change, revolution, and love. Green is a color of life, renewal, rebirth, and growth. Green jade is a stone of love that is self-healing, protects against misfortune, and brings forth prosperity.
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. Need help measuring your waist? Check out Ayodele's "How to Measure" video
Each waist bead is made to order by hand and customized to specifications indicated in each order including measurements, type of closure, and charm placement if applicable. When ordering multiple waist beads, measurements should vary at least 1/8 of an inch in difference.
Bead Size: xsmall-medium
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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