Cache-sexe, Vere, Cameroon

Vere people, Cameroon
30″ (76.1 cm) beads, 7″ (17.8 cm) width of spikes, 810 grams total
Early to mid-20th century

A heavy set of bronze spikes interspersed with three bells forms this cache-sexe from the Vere people of Cameroon/northern Nigeria. It contains similar elements as a smaller version worn by young girls after initiation until marriage. Cf. A World of Belts by Anne Leurquin, pg.39, also pg. 25.