DINKA HEADRESTS ARCHIVES, SUDAN

The Dinka headrests below have all been sold. They are left here for reference purposes.

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DINKA
Headrest 1
25.5" long x 8" high
SOLD

  

DINKA
Headrest 3
19.5" long x 8.5" high
SOLD

 

DINKA
Headrest 5
20" long x 9" high
SOLD


DINKA
Headrest 7
11" long x 5.25" high
SOLD

DINKA
Headrest 10
15" long x 5.75" high
SOLD


DINKA
Headrest 4
16.5" l x 8.75" h
SOLD

DINKA
Headrest 11
14" long x 6.25" high
SOLD

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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