Toposa Headrest Sudan (LHRT 034)

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#LHRT 034
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$245.0

Description

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.

Material:Wood and metallic studs

Age:Approximately 50-60 yrs

Origin:Sudan

Condition:Good

Additional information

Weight 0.8 kg
Dimensions 7.2 × 40.5 × 12.5 cm

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