Somalian Headrest

Somalian Headrest

Code: TDE5


W: 15.5cm (6.1")H: 18cm (7.1")D: 7cm (2.8")


A Somalian headrest of striking silhouette carved from solid wood and now of a rich patina.  The headrest, of stylised horn shape, rises from a central column and terminates in a round base.  The underside is with subtle carved decoration. Headrests were used both as a pillow and to protect elaborate hairstyles.   Origin: Somalia. 20th century.