cache-sexe (loin cloth)

20th Century

Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields

Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields

Beaded loin cloth/cache sex; blue house with yellow window and door on green ground with blue bands and a yellow block; seed beads strung on cotton warp elements and secured by a cotton weft (placed after every row of beads); warp elements folded over many lengths of cotton thread to start the weaving�short tie ends extend beyond the beading�extensions of the same thread have been knotted on; groups of six to seven warp ends are gathered and passed through two larger glass beads, knotted, plied, passed through a cowrie shell and knotted to keep the shell in place.

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  • Title: cache-sexe (loin cloth)
  • Date Created: 20th Century
  • Rights: No Known Rights Holder
  • Medium / Support: beads, cowrie shells, cotton thread
  • External Link: See this object at www.imamuseum.org
  • Dimensions: height: 9 1/8 in (with fringe) width: 20 3/4 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: 2007.84