Cache-sexe sentence example
- The term "cache-sexe" refers to a covering for the female genitals.
- In this case, "cache-sexe" appears to be the term used in those areas of the African continent that were colonized by the French, such as the region from western Mali to southern Cameroon.
- Cache-sexe are used throughout much of West Africa and parts of East Asia, where the term modesty apron is more commonly used.
- Cache-sexe are constructed of a variety of materials including woven fabric, leather, beads, leaves, and metals.
- For example, cache-sexe created by the Kirdi (Fulani) women in northern Cameroon are skirts beaded with a fantastic range of colors.Advertisement
- Cache-sexe are worn low on the hip and tied with a cord.
- The cache-sexe can be traced to the Paleolithic period, where stone carvings of fecund women, such as the Venus of Lespugue, depict panels of string fore and aft.
- One of the oldest African examples of cache-sexe is described as a girdle from twelfth-century Mali.
- Cache-sexe appear to be exclusive to females.
- When and how a woman wears a cache-sexe varies from society to society.Advertisement
- Female informants report that protection from the environment is the main reason they wear cache-sexe.
- Articles of dress with ritual power, such as the cache-sexe, are used to protect, if not actually conceal, the lower body against evil.
- Like the penis sheath, one function of the cache-sexe was thought to be modesty.
- Not wearing a cache-sexe is a visible statement of a woman's inability or unwillingness to participate in social interaction, as when ill or in mourning.