NGONI HEADREST 5, MALAWI




Photographs © Tim Hamill

NGONI
Headrest 5
14.5" long x 3" high x 3.25" deep
$150

This headrest was probably made to be sold.

This headrest is embellished with metal inserts that are filed flush with the surface. It and number 3 are lighter in color than the others.

In many African cultures, carved wooden "pillows" are used to support the head during sleep and in some instances to preserve a hairstyle.

 

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