What Are Waist Beads & How to Tie Them?

Waist Beads

Ileke, jigida, giri-giri, whatever you know them as waist beads, have held an effective place in African tradition since time immemorial. These beads strung on fine fishing lines or carefully threaded ropes have adorned the waists of countless African women. Whether hidden under clothes, peeking out at intervals, or carefully arranged to show over clothes, … Read more