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Kuba/Nkushu double headrest  (RDC)  dimension: cm. 51,5x13,5.

Kuba/Nkushu double headrest (RDC) dimension: cm. 51,5x13,5.

Headrest from Somalia | Wood | ca. post 1940

Gorgeous Headrest With Intricate Engravings, Somali

Appui-tête luba-Musée royal de l'Afrique centrale.

Category:Luba collections in the Royal Museum for Central Africa

Bongo Stool - Sudan

Bongo Stool - Sudan In the late century, such stools were found in every household . These stools were also used as headrests. Gorgeous dark, glossy patina and one of the finest extant examples of a Bongo stool.

Headrests tellem, Mali.  16. - 17. century presumably both neckrests were burial objects. The Tellem buried their dead in communal graves in caves sealed off by mud bricks. Objects presumed to be gifts for the dead were interred with them and seem to relate to the daily activities of the deceased. Headrests of the type with the columnar struts were always associated with male skeletons.  Read more: http://www.tribal-art-auktion.de/en/all/search_headrests/d10_1/#ixzz2Yv0EkJqA)

Headrests tellem, Mali. 16. - 17. century presumably both neckrests were burial objects. The Tellem buried their dead in communal graves in caves sealed off by mud bricks. Objects presumed to be gifts for the dead were interred with them and seem to relate to the daily activities of the deceased. Headrests of the type with the columnar struts were always associated with male skeletons. Read more: http://www.tribal-art-auktion.de/en/all/search_headrests/d10_1/#ixzz2Yv0EkJqA)

African Headrests Tribal Neck Rests  Angolan Swazi Tsonga

African Headrests Tribal Neck Rests Angolan Swazi Tsonga

Himba Wooden Pillow, Epupa, Namibia | Flickr - Photo Sharing! Headrests in Africa .

Himba Wooden Pillow, Epupa, Namibia | Flickr - Photo Sharing! Headrests in Africa .

Somali peoples Headrest (barkin) Date: Late 20th century Medium: Wood, plant fiber Dimensions: H x W x D: 21.0 x 16.3 x 7.3 cm

Somali peoples Headrest (barkin) Date: Late 20th century Medium: Wood, plant fiber Dimensions: H x W x D: 21.0 x 16.3 x 7.3 cm

Headrest of carved wood with tapered conical foot decorated around with incised carved patterns, with curved rest decorated with incised lines at each end: Africa, East Africa, Somalia or Ethiopia, possibly Gurage people, 20th century © National Museums Scotland

Headrest of carved wood with tapered conical foot decorated around with incised carved patterns, with curved rest decorated with incised lines at each end: Africa, East Africa, Somalia or Ethiopia, possibly Gurage people, 20th century © National Museums Scotland

Mursi Seat & Headrest - Walu Shop - African Art - Afrikanische Kunst

Mursi Seat & Headrest - Walu Shop - African Art - Afrikanische Kunst

Africa | Headrest from the Zulu people of South Africa | Wood, decorated with inlaid beads

Africa | Headrest from the Zulu people of South Africa | Wood, decorated with inlaid beads

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Headrests are common household items found among various tribes of Africa, and can even be found among the palace furniture from ancient Egyptian Pharaohs and local citizens.

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