Kenyan Headrest | Kenya

This headrest comes from Kenya, hand carved from one piece of wood with a beautiful braided leather handle.
Headrests were a necessity for the North Western nomadic pastoral tribes of Kenya as they have a cultural custom of wearing elaborate coiffures which the headrests helped to preserve whilst sleeping amongst other benefits of protecting against dust and insects. They are considered to be one of the most important of their few possessions that they travelled with. The different styles of the headrest and decorative details would reflect the age and status of the owner.
Style as a shelf or table accessory.  
Height 16cm
Width 10cm
Length 22cm

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