Mkeka - Translates to the word “mat” in Swahili. The mkeka is woven in intricate layers that criss cross to create durability and strength. It is customarily used to create a layer of protection for something or someone to lie on and made with earth tone colors. It is also a space holder representing your foundation, your legacy, the shoulders you stand on, your principles, your morals and values.
Chakra: Root, Solar, Throat
Fit: Each strand wraps one time around the waist. For multiple strands, add desired number of pieces per style to your cart.
Length: Customized to your waist size, please provide desired length during checkout. Need help measuring your waist? Check out Ayodele's "How to Measure" video
Each waist bead is made to order by hand and customized to specifications indicated in each order including measurements, type of closure, and charm placement if applicable. When ordering multiple waist beads, measurements should vary at least 1/8 of an inch in difference.