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Karamajong Headrest, Kenya height 7 3/8in (18.7cm) Wood

Karamajong Headrest, Kenya height 7 3/8in (18.7cm) Wood

Africa | Headrest from the Karamojong / Karamajong people of Uganda in eastern Africa | Wood, leather. With incised designs of animals on each side | Mid 20th century

Africa | Headrest from the Karamojong / Karamajong people of Uganda in eastern Africa | Wood, leather. With incised designs of animals on each side | Mid 20th century

www.africaandbeyond.com.  Headrest from the Dinka people of Sudan, used by men to protect their hairstyles while they slept, and also to provide a convenient place to sit. They believe that this headrest form was invented by Nyakang, their most important ancestor and founder of the Shilluk dynasty. The Anuak held that if the king-elect was able to balance on a three-legged stool, he was acknowledged as the rightful heir.

www.africaandbeyond.com. Headrest from the Dinka people of Sudan, used by men to protect their hairstyles while they slept, and also to provide a convenient place to sit. They believe that this headrest form was invented by Nyakang, their most important ancestor and founder of the Shilluk dynasty. The Anuak held that if the king-elect was able to balance on a three-legged stool, he was acknowledged as the rightful heir.

A 19th-20th century Somali headrest. via nomadamsterdam tumblr blog

A 19th-20th century Somali headrest. via nomadamsterdam tumblr blog

Egypt  -  folding wooden headrest 1225bc

Historia del mueble: el antiguo Egipto (2

Descubre la historia del mueble con DueHome. Hoy te mostramos la variedad de sillas, mesas, camas y muebles de almacenaje del antiguo Egipto.

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