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Ethiopian headrest of block form


Code: TDE1


W: 18.5cm (7.3")H: 15.5cm (6.1")D: 5cm (2")

An Ethiopian headrest of block form carved from solid wood, now of a lovely rich patina.  The two ends are with incised geometric decoration. The surface shows evidence of cut marks indicating the piece served the dual purpose of use for food preparation.  Headrests were used both as a pillow and to protect elaborate hairstyles.  Ethiopia. 20th century.