TASTEFULLY SIMPLE TRADITION
GENUINE AFRICAN WAIST BEADS
handmade with love
for the girls turned women
Excellent sizing chart
The beads make me feel like a warrior! Thanks, I wear them around my waste and I truly feel whole. Thanks Again.
I wasn’t quite sure about the color at first but it grew on me! These beads provide an amazing spiritual feeling and raised my confidence. Thank you!
Very comfy! I love that I can take it off as needed!
Not only are they beautiful colors, they are very well made. My husband loves when I wear them too. If you're on the fence, these are the real deal! Can't wait to buy other styles.
Have had these waist beads on for a month now and the chain has never even hinted at breaking. Very beautiful. Exactly what I wanted
I absolutely adore my beads. Shipping is always fast and I get many compliments on how beautiful the beads are
Glad I bought these beautiful waistbeads from here.
The shipping along with the whole process went without any trouble.
I bought 5 in total and I'm sure I will get some more ^-^.
The quality is good, I sleep, work and shower with it and it never falls apart.
I can only recommend you to get one. :-)
I absolutely love these beads. So beautiful!
...and I’ll be back for more(:
I’m soooo in love with my beads. I’ve not taken them off since I’ve received it. Done everything with them and they still look brand new. Will definitely buy more in the future!
I haven’t taken off my waist beads from the moment I took them out of the package. They are beautiful, durable, and so comfortable! They truly have helped my understanding of my weight fluctuating/bloating so much. I’m so glad I found this company. I will be ordering more strands! Thank you.
TOH·FEE || \ˈTÔFĒ
Hello & Welcome to the Toffie Shop
Toffie's mission is to celebrate womanhood and uplift others. We do this by making it easier for women to adorn and love themselves with beautiful African body jewelry.
We're not your average waist bead shop. We don't need your exact measurements. We sell by "line", not by inch. We love beginners + first-time wearers. Get to know us more.
WHAT ARE WAIST BEADS?
MORE THAN BEADS AND STRING
While they may appear to simply be strands of strung up beads worn around the midsection, waist beads are much more than that. They are a form of intentional body jewelry originating in Africa worn by women as part of a longstanding ancient tradition and cultural practice.
At their core, African waist beads were/are used to affirm a woman's sense of being ("I am") as well as manifest her greatest desires ("I will").
WHY wear WAIST BEADS?
CULTURE / PRACTICE
"they ground me in my roots"
Waist beads follow us on our journey through womanhood. Baby girls might have them tied on during naming ceremonies and sometimes as a form of body shaping. Adolescent girls might get them as a gift from their mothers to celebrate their first period or ascribe motherly protection & blessings. Adult women might wear them as a symbol of womanhood or a reminder of her roots.
Why wear waist beads?
WELLNESS / FITNESS
"they help me stay physically and spiritually mindful"
Waist beads wrap intimately on the body promoting self-awareness. They are popularly used today as weight management tools since the beads roll up as you gain, and down as you lose. This same movement of the beads is also used traditionally by expectant mothers to understand their stage of pregnancy as the belly grows.
why wear waist beads?
LOVE / SEX
"they drive my partner crazy"
Waist beads are associated with sex and often serve as always-on lingerie. Men find them incredibly seductive to look at and touch in the bedroom, and women traditionally used them to initiate intercourse (larger beads made sounds as she walked). Due to this intimate nature, waist beads are worn out of sight of the public in many African cultures.
Why wear Waist Beads?
BEAUTY / FASHION
"they look really good on me"
Waist beads ultimately symbolize femininity and accentuate the female figure. Today, they are often worn as a fun and eye-catching body accessory that represents cultural heritage while making you feeling beautiful from the inside out.
HANDMADE WITH LOVE
GENUINE FROM GHANA
Our waist beads are authentically African and are specifically made in Accra, Ghana. We work hard behind the scenes to source materials from bead makers at a fair price before delivering them to our on-staff beaders who measure, thread, clasp, and quality check every single line. We're open and honest about our production process, and strive to make life better for women we work with. Learn more about our Social Impact efforts.