Shona People, South Africa, Wooden Neckrest.

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Shona People, South Africa, Wooden Neckrest.
Shona People, South Africa, Wooden Neckrest.
Shona People, South Africa, Wooden Neckrest.
Shona People, South Africa, Wooden Neckrest.
Shona People, South Africa, Wooden Neckrest.
Shona People, South Africa, Wooden Neckrest.
Shona People, South Africa, Wooden Neckrest.
Shona People, South Africa, Wooden Neckrest.
Shona People, South Africa, Wooden Neckrest.
Shona People, South Africa, Wooden Neckrest.
Shona People, South Africa, Wooden Neckrest.
Shona People, South Africa, Wooden Neckrest.
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This headrest is typical of the Shona style in two of its three structural elements. The upper platform is rectangular with ends curved slightly upward and with flap-like appendages. The base is a flat double circle that forms a figure eight. It has beautiful carvings of circular and rectangular forms, in overall good original condition for its age. The actual use for the headrest was as a wood pillow to keep elaborate, well-oiled coiffures from being flattened or soiled by dust. Headrests were used exclusively by adult males. Although elaborate hairstyles of tufts ornamentally arranged and tied up with beads are no longer prevalent among the Shona and Tsonga, headrests continue to have religious and ritual functions.

 Dimension 20cm