Ethiopian headrest - Dual Purpose

Ethiopian headrest - Dual Purpose

Code: TDE3


W: 15cm (5.9")H: 16cm (6.3")D: 7cm (2.8")


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