Pubic Shield

Name: Poki:- Little girls pubic shield made of coconut shell. Two bells attached. Red cloth belt.; Full Description: Kapi: This three-piece item is used as a pubic shield to cover little girls' intimate area. It is made of coconut shell adorned with saliyaw (tiny bells). The bells forewarn the adults against staring at the girls. It also helps the parents in tracking their children as they move around. [p. 60-61] Fieldwork number: 1461; Other names: poki; Field Museum Catalogue Number: 129795

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