Kirdi Cache sex, Cameroon
A rare type of cache-sex, or pikuran, from the Kirdi people of Cameroon. These were worn for celebrations, rituals and rites of passage by women who had reached puberty for protection against the evil eye and also to attract attention. The old Bohemian glass beads were usually strung in chevron or triangular patterns with cowrie shells attached to the bottom. A small tear can be seen in the lower edge of the back left, which was made intentionally when a woman married.
From the mid-XXth century.
The beaded part of this apron is 13 cm x 10 cm (5,12 x 3,93 in)
Length with strings on each side: 48 cm (18,89 in)
It weights 94 gr.