Waist beads have been worn by women in Africa for centuries. Waist beads are worn for different reasons: for weight loss, fashion, spiritual reasons, self confidence, fertility, intimacy, etc
This already made orange and clear waist bead is made in The Gambia by the local women of that country. It is made with elastic to fit waist sizes 25-35 inches. Gambian women wear these kinds of waist beads under their clothing but some leave it on their dressing table or in a small intimate basket and use it as a part of their lingerie.