Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Welcome to the Spencer Collection

cache-sexe (pubic covering)
  • unknown Maasai maker
  • cache-sexe (pubic covering), mid 1900s
  • Where object was made: Kenya
  • leather, hoof, beading
  • Object Length/Width: 76 x 16 cm length includes ties
    Object Length/Width: 29 7/8 x 6 1/4 in length includes ties
  • Anonymous gift
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3277

The rectangular tan leather panel has two narrow strips at the top, to be tied around waist. It has asymmetrically placed squares of beads in dark blue and white, white, or white and yellow, red, medium blue and black. It has a fringed bottom with small hooves. There are two clusters of hooves in the middle and a single hoof at the end of one tie.