This is a wonderful beaded Kirdi Pubic Apron with Orange, White and Green Beads from Cameroon. The nomadic Fulani of Cameroon and their neighbors, the Kirdi, both make these beaded aprons. Living in the area of the Mandara mountains, Matakam women of northern Cameroon wore pubic aprons made of small iron strips covering the sex and held in place by a belt of fiber. They have been replaced today by beaded aprons. The Kirdi and Fulani women are known for their art of personal adornments, such as aprons, necklaces and bracelets. Beaded aprons have today replaced those of iron and are worn by women upon special occasions such as marriage or during the presentation of new born children. Maidens wear beaded cache sexe, sometimes torn by their husbands as part of wedding night rituals. Geometric patterns found on the brightly colored beaded aprons reflect designs shared by a number of neighboring peoples. It is an example of how traditions are maintained in other forms and materials serving custom and aesthetic expression. This would be a wonderful gift or addition to your collection.
7" wide x 18" long
AT BACARA WE STAND BEHIND ALL OF OUR MERCHANDISE. WE CAN PROVIDE REFERENCES FOR ALL ARTIFACTS THAT WE SELL, AS WELL AS DOCUMENTATION TOWARD THEIR AUTHENTICITY. FULL MONEY BACK GUARANTEE WILL BE PROVIDED FOR DISSATISFIED CUSTOMERS. YOUR SATISFACTION IS OUR MAIN GOAL, AND WE THANK YOU FOR SHOPPING AT THE WORLD OF BACARA.
WE OFFER LAYAWAY OPTIONS PLEASE CONTACT US
Customs and import taxes
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
All items sent will need to have purchased with insurance by the buyer at there own expense or may inquire about a shipping upgrade. We are not responsible for lost shipments in the U.S. or international unless we have agreed on registered mail, we at World of Bacara are not responsible for lost shipments. We reserve the right to decline a sale to Hawaii and Alaska due to shipping charges and Etsy not allowing us to change settings for U.S. Shipping.
Just contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 7 days of delivery
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
PLEASE NOTE: THERE IS A 15% RESTOCKING FEE ON RETURNS No exceptions!
Sorry the shipping charges both ways are not refundable.
Returns are welcome after 3 days, please contact me upon arrival of package, and shipped within 7 days. They must be returned in the same condition that they were purchased in. Shipping is the responsibility of you the buyer. A full refund will be given when the arrives in the same condition as purchased. All orders will not be refunded if lost, unless the buyer has purchased a signature and or insurance.
PLEASE NOTE: THERE IS A 20% RESTOCKING FEE ON RETURNS