DINKA HEADREST 17, SUDAN

Photographs © Tim Hamill

DINKA
Headrest 17
18" long x 8.5" high x 5" deep
$200

This headrest was probably made to be sold.

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.

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