cache sex (4) - Beads - Africa

Description
cache sex (4) - Beads - Africa
2nd half 20th century - Good

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.

Lot details
Total nr of items
4
Object
cache sex
Region/ country
Africa
Material
Beads
Period
2nd half 20th century
Condition
Good
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
16×15×16 cm
Weight
261 g
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