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Beaded Cache-Sexe - Kirdi People - Mandala Mountains - Cameroon

Price: $285.00





Beaded Cache-Sexe - Kirdi People - Mandala Mountains - Cameroon
Cameroon women pre 1960 wore a cache sexe - (literally translated- 'to hide the sex') or otherwise known as pubic aprons until the governent intervened and required women to be fully clothed. The iron aprons were worn by mature married women to indicate their high status amongst the Kirdi society. Today, beaded aprons are worn instead of the iron and are worn on special occasions such as a weddings.
10" height x 19" width.

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