Africa is a continent living around many rites, made of thousands of traditions, built by a story that must be told inescapably to his sons and the world. From the sand of the Maghreb to the mountains of Kenya, from the beauty of the countries of West Africa to the insolent diversity of Cameroon, the wealth of the DRC to the beautiful works of South Africa, people live there and fashions, habits and customs are sometimes used totally differently.
Reason why, it is necessary to eradicate from history, snippets of explanations on certain habits in current practice or less from one end of the continent to another. This is to talk about the wearing of the jewel around the waist.
A jewel by definition, understood as a small object of adornment, precious by the material or the work. Or again, anything elegant rather small.
- For the case that matters to us, it is the one around the waist, very often made of materials of recovery, gold, diamond, pearls, etc. We appreciate the difference when it is already on the woman who wears it.
- It must be said that women usually wear a jewel in this part of the body. For a long time, in African culture, pearls have been used as a health remedy. They were used to heal the backache where the port comes from the kidneys.
- The jewel in question can be in the form of a pearl and was called the "Baya". The history of pearls merges with that of humanity, the oldest pearls discovered are animal teeth incised and worn as necklace, and date from 38 000 years. Various objects were used to make pearls: shells, seeds, bones, ivories, corals etc.
- The most common material that offers a variety of models is glass. For the woman, the port of Baya makes it possible to highlight its forms and to draw an advantageous figure to him. It also highlights her femininity and sensuality. It is also used to hold mini loincloths that are worn under boubous as undergarments.
- Although there were once countries known for their pearls such as Ghana, Nigeria and Mauritania, their production was only insignificant. Most pearls in Africa were therefore imported from India, China and the Roman Empire.
- Pearls are of particular cultural importance in Africa. They are worn around the neck, ankles, ears, hips. Some are even used in religious rituals because they are given mystical powers. And finally, they are symbols of wealth and often serve as a distinctive sign of social rank.
Necklaces have many functions. They play a protective role, since they were originally used to heal kidney pain. But the role that interests us the most here, is the accessory of seduction.
- For this purpose, there are several types of waist collars. In Senegal, for example, DJAL DJAL are the small necklaces worn in large numbers on the hips. Le FERL is made of large beads whose friction makes noise when the wearer moves.
- The noise is of course thought and desired since it arouses curiosity and calls to the imagination of the men who are in the vicinity.
- Le EEP as for him, refers to the phosphorescent necklaces, we let you imagine its potentialities. And the MÔRÔMÔRÔ is fragrant, it is said they say to get drunk her man. And of your man, only, he must be seen! YES ladies, this is not to titillate the pleasure of anyone, but only of the one that belongs to you.
- In this sense, the necklace is as much to you as to him. He will make his imagination work, his sight, his touch, and even his hearing; sacred Bin bin ! He adds to the games of seduction. Commonly called Baya in Ivory Coast, Senegal and Mali, this jewel is worn by many African women and girls.
- It is used for several purposes. Formerly purely traditional, the baya was used as protection against evil, but today it is used as a weapon of mass seduction.
- Baya is worn in the kidneys and indicates a desire for seduction, but also an asset to highlight the femininity of African women. But it should be noted that we can also find this finery in some Asian countries.
- In their quest for men, women have developed several means of seduction. That's when Baya came in. A secret that has passed from mother to daughter.
- For many men, Baya's door is part of the body of the African woman and very few women can escape.
- We can also likened this adornment with chains in gold, in silver, in shells, in metal or still in plastic, in fabrics.
- It can also be found in different colors since the choice of the latter plays fiercely on the impact of seduction or the seductress.