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Ethiopian Wood Headrest

Africa Direct

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Ethiopian Wood Headrest
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Ethiopian Wood Headrest

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Product Information

Era:
Vintage; 1980s
Condition:
Good; cracks in seat, damage under seat, oiled
Country of Origin:
Ethiopia
Materials:
wood
Size:
6" W x 6.5" H
Color/Finish:
brown

Why We Love This

Ethiopian wooden headrest, used as a pillow or as a comfort to help protect ceremonial coiffure. In some occasions headrests are used as stools. As a personal object, often the headrest has become part of the individual and would even be buried with the individual.
As described by Africa Direct

About Africa Direct

Africa Direct, Inc. is owned by Elizabeth Bennett and Sara Luther. African art, trade beads and ethnic jewelry are both business and passion for Sara and me. We started buying African art twenty years ago as gifts for our children, four of whom are adopted and are African-American. We had been active in anti-apartheid politics for some time.