cache-sexe (loin cloth)

20th Century

Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields

Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields

Beaded loin cloth/cache sex; two red fish and red plant forms on green ground; seed beads strung on light brown 2-ply cotton warp elements and secured by a cotton weft (placed after each row of beads); warp elements folded over many lengths of cotton thread laid parallel to start the weaving�short continuous tie ends extend beyond the beading; groups of four to five warp ends gathered and passed through two larger dark blue cylindrical glass beads; warp ends extending beyond the larger beads divided into two groups and plied together; some pairs of plied warp ends are passed through a cowrie shell (with its top cut off) and knotted; other plied ends passes through cowrie shells individually.

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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: 7-1/2 in. (with fringe) width: 19-3/8 in.
  • Department: Textile and Fashion Arts
  • Credit Line: Gift of Steven Conant in honor of Dr. Barbara Herman and Ms. Ursula Kolmstetter
  • Accession Number: 2007.96