Beautifully hand carved Maroon neck support - Wood

Beautifully hand carved Maroon neck support - Wood
Suriname - Late 20th century

Beautifully carved chestnut neck support - Suriname, made from a domestic wood.

An intriguing pattern can be seen with beautiful ornaments and a sunflower in the middle.

The Maroons of Suriname are descendants of Africans who have been forcibly sent to Suriname by slave dealers. Maroons are also called “Forest land Creoles”.

Neck and head supports also contain spiritual symbolism. Because it was assumed they connect the owner to the ground, they were supposed to function as 'ancestral antennas' within certain cultures. They serve as a channel for ancestors to channel dreams to the owner.

It comes from the second half of the 20th century - in very good condition.

57 cm x 26 cm x 21 cm.
It weighs more than 2 kilograms.

The piece will be properly packaged and shipped with track & trace.

Lot details
Beautifully hand carved Maroon neck support
Estimated Period
Late 20th century
Country of Origin
Good condition - used with small signs of aging & blemishes
57×26×21 cm
2 kg
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