Nanny was a Maroon leader in Jamaica during the late 17th and early 18th centuries. Maroons were slaves in the Americas who escaped and formed independent settlements. Nanny organized and led raids on European plantations to free slaves and devised military tactics to lead the Maroons in war against the British. She is said to have been captured from the Ashanti tribe of present day Ghana.
Nanny of the Maroons
These beads are small measuring approximately 13-14 beads per 1 inch. Each strand is as long as 40 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.*