DINKA HEADRESTS, SUDAN

DINKA
Headrest 6
13.25" long x 7" high
$300
 

DINKA
Headrest 8
16.5" long x 8" high
$300


DINKA
Headrest 9
9.75" long x 7.25" high
$300

DINKA
Headrest 19
9 " long x 5.75" high
$300


DINKA
Headrest 12
13.25" long x 7.25" high
$300

DINKA
Headrest 13
9 " long x 5.75" high
$300


DINKA
Headrest 14
10.25" long x 6" high
$300


The headrests above have been vetted as authentic, with signs of age and use.

The headrest below was vetted as authentic.

DINKA
Headrest 2
18.5" long x 6.5" high
$300

The headrests below were probably made to be sold.

DINKA
Headrest 15
18.5" long x 7.5" high
$200

DINKA
Headrest 16
17.5" long x 8" high
$200


DINKA
Headrest 17
18.5" long x 7.5" high
$200

DINKA
Headrest 18
17.5" long x 8" high
$200

Photographs © Tim Hamill

DINKA, HEADRESTS, Sudan

In many African cultures, carved wooden "pillows" are used to support the head during sleep and in some instances to preserve a hairstyle. The wonderful angular forms of the Dinka headrests sometimes incorporate a handle into the overall design to facilitate carrying.

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