The chain on the feet or ankle bracelet is a jewel prized by women. This set of various models is pretty to see, but sometimes has hidden symbols or codes according to cultures that should not be ignored.
The whole truth about the ankle bracelet
If in India it is a tradition and all women in the country are allowed to wear anklets, in ancient Egypt the meaning is not very honorable.
These jewels on the feet were intended to categorize women of bad life; the number dr bracelet reflecting the number of lovers. However, it must be agreed that the form, arrangement and material of these ornaments make it possible to determine the marital status of the wearer.
According to the cultures, Africa has a multitude of cultures, in which the wearing of chains on the feet is not a prohibition let alone a sign of stigma.
And in some communities, both men and women can wear chains on their feet. For example among the Peuhls and Wolofs, the number of bracelets on the feet reflects the wealth of the family. So many chains on the feet mean that the woman comes from a wealthy family.
On the other hand, among the Sénoufos, in the north of the Ivory Coast, do not put adornments on their feet, except during initiation ceremonies, on the occasion of festivals or during funerals. In Burkina Faso or Congo, the groom is obliged to offer several pairs of ankle bracelets to his beloved before considering marriage. These bracelets are also part of the elements requested for the dowry. Regarding the material used for the manufacture of these jewelry, gold, silver, bronze, stainless steel are used.
The popularization of fashion led to the making of plastic, wool, pearl and shell ankle bracelets with a variety of combinations and models.
This jewel valued in India was traditionally worn by all the women of the country, on bare feet (without shoes) and often accompanied by rings on the toes. But its source dates back to ancient Egypt, Africa where it was used to categorize women and sometimes marginalize women of bad life (the more chains you have on your feet, the more you reveal the number of your lovers). The shapes and materials can be diverse, but it is according to their ankle number that we determine the marital or social status of the wearer.
The chain on the feet is a pleasure to see. It has an aesthetic and erotic charge. It is a sensual jewel that emphasizes the ankles and by extension on the legs or feet. But, you have to be careful because in addition to its chic side, it has several meanings, many symbols or identity codes that can give you an image that you do not actually have.
In ancient Egypt, for example, it was a mark of prostitution which allows to distinguish the married woman from the one who is not, the woman with multiple lovers from the one who does not know a man. Bells were even hung on the chains of prostitutes to keep the worst people away from them when they heard them ring on their feet. This identity jewel does not often have good press because it is a symbol of debauchery. Lesbians and bisexuals made it a signal tool for a long time.
Wear the ankle chain on the left or on the right?
Some people think that there is a particular meaning, for example worn on the left it testifies to your belonging to homosexuality and on the right, heterosexuality. But there is no common definition and it does not make sense. You simply choose the side of the ankle where you prefer to wear your ornament.
However, be aware that most of the time the right side represents heterosexuality.
Most of the time, the anklet is just another beauty accessory to make you feel more beautiful. In short, we can wear our anklets whenever we want and on the side we like the most, even if there is a wedding ring that shines on our finger ...
Nowadays, it is not uncommon to see women wearing anklets or chains on their feet. This is jewelry very appreciated by women and which dress wonderfully. However, these adornments sometimes hide meanings and codes across cultures. It is important to be aware of this.
The foot chains highlight your feet and are synonymous with a strong aesthetic but also erotic load. Raising your sensuality, these braceleta sometimes risk translating an image that you may not have. Very chic, bracelets on the feet do not always get a good press. As in ancient Egypt, they continue to be a mark of prostitution and a symbol of debauchery. Lesbians and bisexuals use it to send out a signal of attraction or availability. So don't be surprised if you see a woman hitting on you in a bar or on the street; she will only have answered your call
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