African art > Usual african items > Kirdi Sex Cache
Refined, this ancient work in glass beads, harmoniously combining contrasting triangular patterns, forms a fine but dense texture lined with cauris in the lower part. The loops assembled in two, produced a gentle rattling by colliding during the movements and movements of its wearer.
High on a base: 31 cm and a width of 52.
The Kirdi , or -pagans-, so named by the Islamic peoples, are established in the far north of Cameroon, on the border of Nigeria.They include the Matakam, Kapsiki, Margui, Mofou, Massa, Toupouri, Fali , Namchi, Bata, Do... They live on agriculture, fishing and livestock. They live in small independent hamlets. Renowned for their terracotta statuettes reminiscent of sao works, they are also known for small leather and metal objects, beaded sex masks and ...