Ethiopian Headrest

Ethiopian Headrest

1 available / Secondhand
R1,200.00
R50 min. increment
Indicative market price: R2,000
bidorbuy ID: 257476329

Ethiopian Headrest

These 'wooden pillows' used by African tribes are among the most attractive and  collectable of African artefacts because of their beautiful, simple shape and the tactile wooden patina that these objects acquire over time. 

They make the most  stunning decorative pieces in modern homes.

Other than their use as pillows ,they are  also used to protect the traditional  tribal coiffure , or sometimes used as a low stool. It is a very personal object ,often taking on the shape of the owner's head over many years of use.

So cherished are these objects , that when a person dies, he is buried with his headrest , or if passed on to his heir,  it would be treated with respect because this wooden piece embodies the spirit of the deceased person.

This particular headrest is Ethiopian.  It is a particularly well made piece. It is sturdy and it's wooden surface is smoothly worn with use. Although we do not know its precise age , it very definitely carries the signs age and is possibly an antique.

It was part of the highly prized collection of a well known gallerist and collector of African art.

It has some smooth signs of wear around the edge of the top curve and on the one side of the base. There are no cracks. Some age related lines are visible at the edge of and across the base.

Height:170cms

Width :170cms

Base : 130cms

 

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