Headrest - Wood - Dogon - Mali

Description
Headrest - Wood - Dogon - Mali
Good

Headrest also called dream support is designed to avoid direct contact of the head with the ground during the nap and at night, to preserve the elaborate hairdos which sometimes require several years to finish. A headrest is a personal object, used by nomads, and is part of the heritage objects transmitted from generation to generation. Some ethnic groups craft headrests which are quite massive enough to serve as stools. These headrests can be found in almost every country in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Lot details
Object
Headrest
Ethnic group/ culture
Dogon
Region/ country
Mali
Material
Wood
Condition
Good
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
24×17×5 cm
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