Turkana Headrest

2165

$95.00

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Turkana
ITEM #:
2165
ETHNICITY:
Turkana
ORIGIN:
Kenya
TURKANA HEADREST:
This headrest was carved by the Turkana from Kenya and was used to keep the head elevated when sleeping in order to preserve the elaborately woven coiffures.

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African Art

ITEM #:
2165
ETHNICITY:
Turkana
ORIGIN:
Kenya
MEDIUM:
Wood.
DIMENSIONS:
7.25″ (18.4 cm) Wide x 6.25″ (15.9 cm)Tall.
CONDITION:
Excellent
NOTE:
Custom display stand included with purchase.


African Art

CATALOGUE NOTE:
This headrest was carved by the Turkana from Kenya and was used to keep the head elevated when sleeping in order to preserve the elaborately woven coiffures. Hairstyles often allude to the owners age, gender or status, and are often adorned with trinkets of a magic /religious nature.

 


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