Ethiopian Carved Headrest

c. 1900
$388 USD
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Dimensions
W: 6.5" D: 4.5" H: 7.0"
Materials
Wood
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Collection #
CAA1555
Estimated Shipping
$20

So as not to muss their intricate hairstyles while sleeping, Ethiopian women would traditionally rest their heads on these petite wooden stands. The combination of conic base and concave rest gives this functional item an elevated sense of artistry. Intricately detailed and expressively shaped, the headrest makes for an intriguing addition to a bookcase, desk, or side table.

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Headrests

Headrests and neck pillows have been used since ancient times to keep the head elevated while sleeping and hold the body in a comfortable position. Whether functional or purely decorative, such headrests were crafted from a variety of materials and were often decorated with elaborate patterns or symbolic motifs.

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