Dibil Kouana Woman's ceremonial cache-sexe Bana Guilli Kirdi people Mandara Mountains, Cameroon Imported glass beads strung with cotton thread 46 cm x 45 cm
Woman's cache-sexe Bana Guilli Kirdi people Mandara Mountains, Cameroon Glass beads, imported from Bohemia, cotton stringing 16 1/2" x 9 1/2" 42 x 24 cm
Africa | Cache sexe and a belt from the Kapsiki people from the Mount Mandara region of northern Cameroon | Cache sexe; leather, iron and glass beads. Belt; Natural fiber, shells and glass beads
Between the Beads - Reading African Beadwork || Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art
This apron was made by the Kirdi people of Northern Cameroon. Often times the only garment worn, these aprons were a symbol of womanhood and were meant to protect a woman's sex organs, which, it is believed, are particularly vulnerable to the intrusion of evil spirits. The cowry shell was once used as currency and connotes ideas of wealth and fertility.
Africa | Cache-sex from the Kirdi tribe of Cameroon | Fiber, glass beads, shells | Early to mid 20th century