Somalian Headrest - Boni Tribe

Somalian Headrest - Boni Tribe

Code: TDE7


W: 17.5cm (6.9")H: 19.5cm (7.7")D: 7cm (2.8")


A decorative Somalian headrest of interesting 'stylised horn' silhouette carved from specially selected wood of lovely figure and golden colour, now with a warm patina.  The headrest, raised on two integral supports with subtle carving to the underside, terminates in a round block base. The top of the headrest displays the figure of the wood in an 'eye' design. Headrests were used both as a pillow and to protect elaborate hairstyles.  Origin: Somalia. 20th century.