Ethiopian headrest

Ethiopian headrest

Code: TDE9


W: 15.5cm (6.1")H: 16cm (6.3")D: 11cm (4.3")


An Ethiopian dual purpose headrest carved from a particularly attractive solid wood of lovely figure, now with a rich patina.  The collar and base are ornamented with incised ring decoration. The headrest would have been used both as a pillow and to protect elaborate hairstyles whilst the hollowed out base, of conical form, was used for grinding spices and other food preparation.  Ethiopian. 20th century.