Most of the times I have met women wearing chains and necklaces on their legs, some wear a leg and some wear both legs, and I start wondering what is the significance of this thing? I was very concerned to find out what this means, so I decided to ask only a few women what it means.
First, what is an anklet?
An anklet is a piece of jewellery — usually a chain or beads or both — that fashionable women ordinarily wear around their ankles as a fashion statement. Nigerians sometimes call it, ‘leg chain’ or ‘ankle chain’. It is also sometimes called ‘ankle bracelet’ in pop culture terms. They also usually come in different forms.Through history however, anklets have connoted different meanings to different cultures and yes, it does mean promiscuity to some cultures — ancient or contemporary times
According to one woman with whom I talked, she said to me that it would be a fashion for those who wear it to follow trends, it was because they saw certain celebrities that wearing it on their bearings so that they believed it was a tendency for them to wear it too. However, some people did not know it ignorantly.