African Kenya Turkana Headrest. Hand Carved, Very Old.

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African Kenya Turkana Headrest. Hand Carved, Very Old.

 

In the pastoralist Turkana culture, headrests are carved using a spear blade, which reveals the regular, polished form of this headrest as remarkable. These are multifunctional objects for the Turkana. As Turkana hairstyles often shave the head and focus the hairstyle on the top, they serve to preserve their hairstyles as well as to support their heads. The flat, oval-shaped top surface also allows the headrest to serve as a small sitting stool.

Item Code - WOO7E333K1HAE

Width: 8 3/8"  Height: 8 5/8"  Depth: 3 3/8"  Weight: 322 g


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