Khayni

Boni Headrest | Ethiopia

£360

DESCRIPTION
A beautiful headrest that comes from the Boni people of Ethiopia. Hand carved from Yucub wood with dual columns, this headrest was reserved for an elder. 
 
Historically headrests date back to ancient times and in East Africa they are used by pastoral nomadic people. They are considered to be one of the most important of their few possessions that they travelled with. Whilst used primarily to rest their heads upon whilst sleeping, protecting them from dust and insects as well as preserving elaborate coiffures. They also have spiritual powers which evoke dreams. They were extremely personal to the owner, never lent to others and highly prized.
 
HOW TO STYLE
Style as a shelf or table accessory.  
 
DIMENSIONS
Height 17cm
Width 8cm
Length 15cm

SHIPPING
We ship worldwide with DHL. For UK customers delivery takes place next business day from date of dispatch. For ROW customers, delivery typically takes 3-5 business days from date of dispatch. Shipping will be calculated at checkout based on the items in your basket and your delivery location. If you have any questions on shipping please email us at customercare@khayni.com.

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