One strand of metallic seed beads from Ghana. Purple symbolizes royalty and power. Green symbolizes life, fertility and abundance. Gold symbolizes wisdom, prosperity and compassion. Length 45 inches. Beads are small (2mm). To tie wrap around desired place on waist. Slide beads and make sure there are no gaps or spaces. Tie string in a tight knot 3-4 times. Cut excess string and remove excess beads.