CAMEROON WOMAN'S BEADED CACHE-SEXE/ DANCE APRON
Origin: N. Cameroon or Chad, Mandara Mountains, Kirdi People or related group (Provenance: Acquired from an old collection in Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Period/Date: Late 19th-Early 20th century
Materials: Animal hide, glass beads, brass chain, (rings appears to be made of silver or other metal with like patina)
Description: This beautiful old apron features bold bands of red, white and navy blue beads stitched onto animal hide. It has a 5.25" ring (silver?) for attachment and has lavish brass chain fringe, the ends of which have attached red and blue beads. In very good condition with a couple missing length of chain.
Dimensions: Width 2.75" (7 cm), Length 10.5" (25.5 cm), Overall length with ring 15.5" (38.5 cm)