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pubic covering
  • unknown Maasai maker
  • pubic covering, mid 1900s
  • Where object was made: Kenya
  • hide, beading
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 52 x 30 x 5.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 20 1/2 x 11 3/4 x 2 1/8 in
  • Anonymous gift
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5944

Pubic covering made from a vertically oriented recangle of brown animal hide. Strap on either side of one short end. The bottom of the garment has two red and one dark blue arch, outlined with white. The long sides of the rectangle are edges with red or dark blue beads with white on either side, continuing into the straps. Some brown fur left on garment, and one horizontal strip of black fur.