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Traditional West African tie-on waist beads intended for long term wear.

 Queen Nzinga of Angola is known for fighting against the expansion of slavery from the Portuguese. After her brother's suicide she became Queen of the Mbundu and poised a fierce stance against slavery in a war with the Portuguese that lasted decades, quite literally fighting for her cause. She had many attempts on her life, but was able to die of old age, leaving a legacy of being an untouchable and powerful queen. May these Nzinga inspired waist beads make you feel powerful too.

Charm- ankh. The ankh is the ancient Kemetic symbol of eternal life.

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