Headrest - Wood - Headrest - Somalis - Djibouti

Description
Headrest - Wood - Headrest - Somalis - Djibouti
2nd half 20th century - Good

Remarkable Somali Issa Nomadic Headrest from the Republic of Djibouti.
Carved in soft and light (palm?) wood, it presents many engraved decorations, the lightest tint contrasts with the brown patina of the surface.
Characteristic of the headrests from this region of the Horn of Africa, the plate is comfortably curved and supported by two V-pillars resting on a conical base decorated with striations.
Unique piece from a French collection.

Lot details
Object
Headrest
Indigenous object name
Headrest
Ethnic group/ culture
Somalis
Region/ country
Djibouti
Material
Wood
Period
2nd half 20th century
Condition
Good
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
20×9×22 cm
Weight
145 g
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