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cache-sexe (pubic covering)
  • Kamba peoples
  • cache-sexe (pubic covering), late 1800s–1975
  • Where object was made: Kenya
  • beading, plant fiber, brass, beads
  • Object Height/Width: 20 x 43 cm
    Object Height/Width: 7 7/8 x 16 7/8 in
    Object Length: fiber tie 108 cm
    Object Length: fiber tie 42 1/2 in
  • Anonymous gift
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0853

This is a white beaded pubic covering with red geometric designs with light and dark blue accents. It has a brass chain fringe along the bottom edge.