Kirdi women (formerly Matakam) usually wear these types of belts or cache-sexe (loincloths) on great occasions, like marriages, or the presentation of a newborn to the village.
These cache-sexe (loincloths) are made with woven cotton thread, glass-beads and usually cowry shells.
Quite often, the first aim of these strongly ornamented pieces is not to hide, but to attract the attention and arouse masculine desires.
Hence, the designation of “cache-sexe” is not really accurate, since this clothing is meant to attract the attention of men on women’s genitals.
These are always very decorative pieces, which unfortunately became more and more difficult to find.
- Total nr of items
- cache sex
- Region/ country
- 2nd half 20th century
- Sold with stand
- 16×15×16 cm
- 261 g