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Beaded Apron / Garment

Beaded Apron / Garment

Regular price $250.00 USD
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A Kirdi people cache-sex from the Mandala mountains, Cameroon. Cameroon women wore cache-sex pre-1960. The literal translation is "to hide sex."

They are made of glass beads, cowry shells, cotton thread. Made in geometric patterns formed by brightly colored beads often sharing designs from other neighboring peoples. The garment is worn on special occasions such as weddings. The Kirdi live in small farming communities and are known for their garments of personal adornment.

Circa: Early 20th century

Origin: Cameroon

Material: Glass Beads and Cowrie Shells

Condition: Excellent

Dimensions: 21" x 8"

Inventory number: WR2970

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Keep in mind ...

Our vintage and antique pieces have traveled throughout the world and survived decades - maybe even centuries - of use. Do not expect them to be in perfect or *new* condition. Signs of their past makers and owners may be noticeable such as small holes, loose threads, & stains. In our opinion, this adds to their charm!