29 May 2001
A GUYANA LOOM-BEADED APRON AND A CARIB CACHE SEXE
The first of flared form, the pale blue beaded ground with key-pattern upper and lower borders in black beads, cotton tassel and red bead fringe, twisted cotton ties; the second with woven rows of scarlet beads and thick fringe of red and green beaded nut tassels
32.5cm. and 20cm. wide (2)
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Cf. Braun, B. (Ed.), Arts of the Amazon, London, 1995, p.40, fig.59 for a similar cache sexe attributed to the Waiamiri-Atroari. Women wear such ornaments to cover their loins leaving their buttocks bare.
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