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)