Ugandan Headrest | Uganda

This headrest comes from Uganda, hand carved from one piece of wood with a beautiful braided leather handle along with unique restoration details after years of use.
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.
Style as a shelf or table accessory.  
Height 18cm
Width 11cm
Length 23cm

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