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But the practice is also seen in West Africa, notably Ghana, where the beads signify wealth and aristocracy, as well as femininity.
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The Bebedi, Jigida or Ileke idi, otherwise known as waist beads are one ornament that have fascinated me for many years. She struggled to push Such is the importance attached to the female bum, especially in the African continent. You go walking naked past a mirror and see this gorgeous jewelry hanging on you. She is married with kids today too. For young African women, wearing of bead was also a symbol of female maturity as they are worn as proof that they have begun menstruation and are ready for marriage, hence, the many gifts of beads to young brides.