cache-sexe (loin cloth)

20th Century

Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields

Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields

Beaded loin cloth/cache sex; orange rabbits and blue plant forms on a white ground; seed beads strung on cotton warp elements and secured by a cotton weft (placed every two rows); warp elements folded over two lengths of cotton �string� to start the weaving�continuous tie ends extend beyond the beading; at bottom or weaving, groups of seven to nine warp ends gathered and passed through a larger glass bead; two groups of warp ends extending beyond the larger glass bead pass through a cowrie shell with its top cut off and are knotted to hold it in place; one cowrie shell is attached to a single group of warp elements.

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  • Title: cache-sexe (loin cloth)
  • Date Created: 20th Century
  • Rights: No Known Rights Holder
  • Medium / Support: glass beads, cowrie shells, cotton thread
  • External Link: See this object at www.imamuseum.org
  • Dimensions: height: 7 15/16 in (with fringe) width: 18 1/8 in
  • Department: Textile and Fashion Arts
  • Credit Line: Gift of Dr. Steven Conant in honor of Dr. Barbara Herman and Ms. Ursula Kolmstetter
  • Accession Number: 2007.89