Headrests

  • Boni Somali Headrest (LHRT 102)

    $150.00
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    #LHRT 102
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    This is a figurative headrest from the Boni an ethnic group of lower status on account of their hunting and fishing occupations, they are currently living in Somalia. Headrests from this region are very refined, profusely decorated and artistically executed. Most of their headrests are embellished with elaborate linear, circular and geometric motifs. The engraving at the base of the headrests and are inspired by Islamic designs. Somali headrests represent the age and gender of its owner, a young man, woman or elder. Owners used them to rest on, at communal rituals, council meetings, and lineage congregations and also to protect the braided hair of the owner. This particular headrest has significant style and shape, a circular base, two well-shaped columns in a V-shape and a crescent-shaped platform. It is old with visible signs of old age, shows traces of wear, a burnished brown patina and usage. Material: Wood Condition: Good Age:approx 50-60yrs Origin: Somalia

  • Dinka Headrest Sudan(LHRT 021)

    $350.00
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    #LHRT 021
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    The simple forms produced by the Dinka and Nuer are often little more than the result of  pruning of a found branch to produce a three- or four-legged  headrest. Zoomorphic features, such as a tail and a head, are sometimes brought out.These  were used as pillows to help someone to have good sleep. They also used as a comfort to help protect ceremonial coiffure. In some occasions headrests are used as stool. As a personal object, the headrest has become part of the individual. Usually, when the person died, he is buried with his headrest. Sometimes the headrest is passed on to his heir, who would treat it with respect because this wooden piece embodies the spirit of the deceased person.Dinka headrests are primarily used by older men.The following headrest is crafted from hard wood and looks visibly old. Material:Wood Age:Approximately 50-60 yrs Origin:Sudan Condition: Good

  • Dinka Headrest (CHRT 001)

    $350.00
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    #CHRT 001
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    The simple forms produced by the Dinka and Nuer are often little more than the result of judicious pruning of a found branch to produce a three- or four-legged  headrest. Zoomorphic features, such as a tail and a head, are sometimes brought out.These  were used as pillows to help someone to have good sleep. They also used as a comfort to help protect ceremonial coiffure. In some occasions headrests are used as stool. As a personal object, the headrest has become part of the individual. Usually, when the person died, he is buried with his headrest. Sometimes the headrest is passed on to his heir, who would treat it with respect because this wooden piece embodies the spirit of the deceased person.Dinka headrests are primarily used by older men.The following headrest is crafted from hard wood and looks visibly old. Material:Wood,damaged strap Age:Approximately 55-70 yrs Origin:South Sudan Condition:Very good

  • Dinka Headrest (CHRT 002)

    $550.00
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    #CHRT 002
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    The simple forms produced by the Dinka and Nuer are often little more than the result of judicious pruning of a found branch to produce a three- or four-legged  headrest. Zoomorphic features, such as a tail and a head, are sometimes brought out.These  were used as pillows to help someone to have good sleep. They also used as a comfort to help protect ceremonial coiffure. In some occasions headrests are used as stool. As a personal object, the headrest has become part of the individual. Usually, when the person died, he is buried with his headrest. Sometimes the headrest is passed on to his heir, who would treat it with respect because this wooden piece embodies the spirit of the deceased person.Dinka headrests are primarily used by older men.The following headrest is crafted from hard wood and looks visibly old. Material:Wood,wooven strap Age:Approximately 55-70 yrs Origin:South Sudan Condition:Very good

  • Dinka Headrest (CHRT 003)

    $450.00
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    #CHRT 003
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    The simple forms produced by the Dinka and Nuer are often little more than the result of judicious pruning of a found branch to produce a three- or four-legged  headrest. Zoomorphic features, such as a tail and a head, are sometimes brought out.These  were used as pillows to help someone to have good sleep. They also used as a comfort to help protect ceremonial coiffure. In some occasions headrests are used as stool. As a personal object, the headrest has become part of the individual. Usually, when the person died, he is buried with his headrest. Sometimes the headrest is passed on to his heir, who would treat it with respect because this wooden piece embodies the spirit of the deceased person.Dinka headrests are primarily used by older men.The following headrest is crafted from hard wood and looks visibly old. Material:Wood Age:Approximately 55-70 yrs Origin:South Sudan Condition:Very good

  • Dinka Headrest (CHRT 004)

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    #CHRT 004
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    The simple forms produced by the Dinka and Nuer are often little more than the result of judicious pruning of a found branch to produce a three- or four-legged  headrest. Zoomorphic features, such as a tail and a head, are sometimes brought out.These  were used as pillows to help someone to have good sleep. They also used as a comfort to help protect ceremonial coiffure. In some occasions headrests are used as stool. As a personal object, the headrest has become part of the individual. Usually, when the person died, he is buried with his headrest. Sometimes the headrest is passed on to his heir, who would treat it with respect because this wooden piece embodies the spirit of the deceased person.Dinka headrests are primarily used by older men.The following headrest is crafted from hard wood and looks visibly old. Material:Wood Age:Approximately 55-70 yrs Origin:South Sudan Condition:Very good

  • Dinka Headrest (CHRT 005)

    $500.00
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    #CHRT 005
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    The simple forms produced by the Dinka and Nuer are often little more than the result of judicious pruning of a found branch to produce a three- or four-legged  headrest. Zoomorphic features, such as a tail and a head, are sometimes brought out.These  were used as pillows to help someone to have good sleep. They also used as a comfort to help protect ceremonial coiffure. In some occasions headrests are used as stool. As a personal object, the headrest has become part of the individual. Usually, when the person died, he is buried with his headrest. Sometimes the headrest is passed on to his heir, who would treat it with respect because this wooden piece embodies the spirit of the deceased person.Dinka headrests are primarily used by older men.The following headrest is crafted from hard wood and looks visibly old. Material:Wood and strap Age:Approximately 55-70 yrs Origin:South Sudan Condition:Very good

  • Dinka Headrest (CHRT 007)

    $550.00
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    #CHRT 007
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    This fine old three-legged headrest originates from the Dinka tribe from Southern Sudan. They are a group of nomadic pastoralists. They are famous for the production of utilitarian and artistic objects including headrests. The variations among the headrests are as plentiful as their uses, they differ in accordance with age, gender, wealth and status of the user. Such headrests were inspired by the aesthetics of cattle. The shape of this headrest is suggestive of the elegant horns of a cow. The legs taking the form of tubular columns. The owner of this headrest was a powerful man. It has a woven twisted leather as a handle. It was also used as a seat, with the convex platform resting on three vertical columns. This piece has a wonderful dark brown patina and shows signs of usage and old age. Material: Hardwood, leather Condition: Good Age: Approximately 50-60 yrs Origin: Sudan

  • Dinka Headrest (CHRT 008)

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    This fine old three-legged headrest originates from the Dinka tribe from Southern Sudan. They are a group of nomadic pastoralists. They are famous for the production of utilitarian and artistic objects including headrests. The variations among the headrests are as plentiful as their uses, they differ in accordance with age, gender, wealth and status of the user. Such headrests were inspired by the aesthetics of cattle. The shape of this headrest is suggestive of the elegant horns of a cow. The legs taking the form of tubular columns. The owner of this headrest was a powerful man. It has a woven twisted leather as a handle. Animal hide for easy handling. It was also used as a seat, with the convex platform resting on three vertical columns. This piece has a wonderful reddish patina and shows signs of usage and old age. Material: Hardwood, leather and animal hide Condition: Good Age: Approximately 50-60 yrs Origin: Sudan

  • Dinka Headrest (CHRT 009)

    $700.00
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    #CHRT 009
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    This rare fine headrest originates from the Dinka tribe from Southern Sudan. They are a group of nomadic pastoralists. They are famous for the production of utilitarian and artistic objects including headrests. The variations among the headrests are as plentiful as their uses, they differ in accordance with age, gender, wealth and status of the user. Such figurative headrests have ethnographic characteristics. The horizontally curved flat platform rests on eight tubular columns that provide stability. The owner of this headrest was a powerful man. This piece has wonderful brown patina and shows signs of usage and old age. Like most tribal art antiques, it shows traces of wear and natural abrasion. Material: Hardwood Condition: Perfect Age: Approximately 50-60 yrs Origin: Sudan

  • Dinka Headrest (CHRT 010)

    $500.00
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    #CHRT 010
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    This rare fine headrest originates from the Dinka tribe from Southern Sudan. They are a group of nomadic pastoralists. They are famous for the production of utilitarian and artistic objects including headrests. The variations among the headrests are as plentiful as their uses, they differ in accordance with age, gender, wealth and status of the user. Such figurative headrests have ethnographic characteristics. The horizontally curved flat platform rests on columns that provide stability. The owner of this headrest was a powerful man. This piece has wonderful brown patina and shows signs of usage and old age. Like most tribal art antiques, it shows traces of wear and natural abrasion. Material: Hardwood and Condition: Good and woven twisted leather as a handle Age: Approximately 50-60 yrs Origin: Sudan

  • Dinka Headrest (CHRT 015)

    $700.00
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    #CHRT 015
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    This fine old three-legged headrest originates from the Dinka tribe from Southern Sudan. They are a group of nomadic pastoralists. They are famous for the production of utilitarian and artistic objects including headrests. The variations among the headrests are as plentiful as their uses, they differ in accordance with age, gender, wealth and status of the user. Such headrests were inspired by the aesthetics of cattle. The shape of this headrest is suggestive of the elegant horns of a cow. The legs taking the form of tubular columns. The owner of this headrest was a powerful man. It has a woven twisted leather as a handle. It was also used as a seat, with the convex platform resting on three vertical columns. This piece has a wonderful brown patina and shows signs of usage and old age. Material: Hardwood, leather Condition: Good Age: Approximately 50-60 yrs Origin: Sudan

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