Yaa Asantewaa or the Queen Mother of Ejisu within the Ashanti Kingdom (1863-1923) led an army to fight the British during colonial rule after Asantehene Prempeh I was captured and exiled to Seychelles. When the chiefs gathered to discuss how they should make war on the white men and bring back the Asantehene, Yaa Asantewaa realized that the men lacked the fire in their spirits that the Ashanti were known to have. At this meeting she made a speech that stirred up the men and ignited the fire neccessary for war. The Queen mother's battle was one of the last prominent wars in Africa led by a woman.
Nana Yaa Asantewaa
These beads are very thick measuring approximately 3-4 beads per 1 inch. Each strand is as long as 42 inches allowing the customer to adjust the beads and tie them on according to her waist measurement.
*Please note that the price listed above is for one strand of waist beads. Photo depicts multiple strands solely for photographic purposes.
How to Wear
To secure your waist beads, tie them around your waist, remove excess beads and knot them twice.
If you are planning to lose weight, tie them higher on your waist than you desire them to be (as you lose weight the beads will lower). In reverse, if you wish to gain weight, tie them lower than you desire them to be (as you gain weight the beads will rise).
*Beads can be worn while swimming, bathing etc.*