Child's. As 37-22-65. See 37-22-149 to 152; 153 to 156. Children, to the age of 8 or 9, often wear little or no clothing. Girls at, or before, the age of puberty assume a narrow cloth apron hanging from a cord tied about the waist, or else they wear a loin cloth like the men's or a woman's cloth. Under the apron or cloth is a girdle made of short sections of reed strung like beads, or beaded girdles of European materials. The reed girdles are obligatory while the girls are undergoing initiation into the Bundu Society. All girls of whatever age wear a girdle of one kind or the other.
Museum Expedition to Sierra Leone, 1936-1937; Henry Usher Hall
Current & Past Exhibitions:
African Gallery ( Aug 1995)
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