Oshun Energy Waistbeads
The Cornrow waistbead collection is sold as a set of three eye-catching strands. We have curated a selection that fuses old and new including tradional Coral disc beads, earthy honey-brown glass beads and a strand of unmissable beads which light up at night-time.
Wear as a set or individually.
Please note: Due to the nature of the product, sizing is not exact. Please select the length closest to the measurement of your waist
Why it's on The Cornrow?
We couldn’t celebrate Oshun energy Category without waistbeads! Oshun is the West African Orisha (Deity) of feminine energy and sensuality and is often depicted wearing waistbeads. Sourced direct from Nigeria we curated this waistbead set to reflect our Cornrow vibe with gorgeous earthy tones.
Beyonce opens her "Black is King" visual album by stating that "history is our future" and proceeds to give us a masterclass in the history and future of the Black aesthetic. Waist beads were a beautiful part of our story and we are excited to offer a curated waist bead edit on The Cornrow.
The Cornrow, founded by sisters Kemi (big sis) and Lara (little sis) in 2020, is a heartfelt tribute to their African and Caribbean heritage. With a deep passion for homeware, books, and lifestyle products that celebrate the Black experience, the sisters scour the globe for joyful representations of their culture. Kemi, who left a career in corporate finance during the UK lockdown, is the driving force behind The Cornrow, sharing her love for the brand on Instagram @CottageNoir. Lara, an accomplished digital marketing professional, is committed to supporting Black-owned brands and can be found on TikTok at ThisIsLaraLand. The Cornrow is a true family affair, with their mother Yasmin providing creative advice and gift-wrapping services @yasminwrapstar, and Yasmin's partner Jonathan, formerly of Chelsea Design Centre, offering invaluable retail advice. Together, they are on a mission to spotlight under-represented stories of Black and African diaspora design, introducing "Afro-aristo" as a fresh addition to traditional design trends.