DINKA HEADREST 14, SUDAN

 

Photographs © Tim Hamill

DINKA
Headrest 14
10.25" long x 6" high x 4" deep
$300

This headrest has been vetted as authentic with signs of age and use.

In many African cultures, carved wooden "pillows" are used to support the head during sleep and in some instances to preserve a hairstyle. The wonderful angular forms of the Dinka headrests sometimes incorporate a handle into the overall design to facilitate carrying.

There is some damage and repair under the top of one end.  Details of both sides are below.

RETURN TO DINKA  HEADRESTS PAGE

GO TO DINKA  ART PAGE

GO TO AFRICAN HEADRESTS PAGE

GO TO DINKA SHIELDS PAGE

GO TO ARTIFACTS PAGE

GO TO AFRICAN STOOLS PAGE

HOMEPAGE

 Index by
TRIBE

 Index by
OBJECT

CONTACT US