NGONI HEADRESTS, MALAWI

NGONI
Headrest 1
16.25" long x 3.5" high
$150

NGONI
Headrest 2
15.75" long x 3.25" high
$150


NGONI
Headrest 3
17" long x 3.25" high
$150

NGONI
Headrest 4
16" long x 3.5" high
$150


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

NGONI
Headrest 6
16" long x 3.5" high
$150


NGONI?
Headrest 7
17" long x 4" high
$200

NGONI?
Headrest 8
16.75" long x 5.25" high
$200



Photographs © Tim Hamill

NGONI
HEADRESTS
Malawi

These headrests were probably made to be sold.

Numbers 1-6, similar in style, are embellished with metal inserts that are filed flush with the surface. Numbers 7 -8, slightly different, may not be Ngoni.

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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