KIRDI BEADED APRONS, Northern Cameroon

These Kirdi aprons have been vetted as authentic.

 

KIRDI
Apron 12
19.5" long x 8.5" high
$200

KIRDI
Apron 26
17" long x 9" high
$200

KIRDI
Apron 6
19.75" long x 7" high
$200

KIRDI
Apron 7
17.75" long x 7.25" high
$200

 

KIRDI
Apron 27
18" long x 8" high
$200

KIRDI
Apron 28
22.75" long x 8.25" high
$200

 

KIRDI
Apron 29
18.5" long x 8.5" high
$200

KIRDI
Apron 30
21.25" long x 13" high
$200

 

KIRDI
Apron 31
20" long x 8" high
$200

KIRDI
Apron 32
16.25" long x 8.5" high
$200

 

KIRDI
Apron 33
18" long x 8" high
$200

KIRDI
Apron 34
18" long x 8" high
$200

 

KIRDI
Apron 35
21.25" long x 8.5" high
$200

KIRDI
Apron 36
19.25" long x 7" high
$200

 

KIRDI
Apron 37
16" long x 8" high
$200

KIRDI
Apron 38
18" long x 8" high
$200

 

KIRDI
Apron 39
18.5" long x 7.5" high
$200

KIRDI
Apron 40
19.5" long x 8" high
$200

 

KIRDI
Apron 41
19" long x 7" high
$200

KIRDI
Apron 42
20.75" long x 8.25" high
$200

 

KIRDI
Apron 43
19.25" long x 8.5" high
$200


Photographs © Hamill Gallery

KIRDI, BEADED APRONS, Northern Cameroon

Kirdi beaded aprons, cache-sex jewelry called "pikuran", denote age, status and social condition. They were worn to attract attention and protect against evil.

Length is longest length/width of beadwork, without string.

Our examples show a wide range of colorful, abstact patterns. Individual condition reports are on each page. On several the tie strings are short, but intact. All have been photographed with the cowries facing forward. The back sides are always hollowed out to make the shell stringable. (see detail on apron 26).



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