ETHIOPIAN HEADRESTS 101-106

All of our Ethiopian headrests have been vetted as authentic, many with evidence of significant age and use.


101-106 Front view (from left to right, top to bottom)

101           7.5" high x 7.25" wide x 2.75" deep            $100

102           6.75" high x 7" wide x 2.75" deep               $100

103           7.5" high x 8.25" wide x 2.75" deep            $125

104          7.5" high x 7.5" wide x 2.5" deep                $125

105           5.25" high x 5.75" wide x 2.75" deep           $80

106           7" high x 7.5" wide x 2.5" deep                  $125, SOLD

Larger images and condition reports below.


101-106 Back view (from left to right, top to bottom)

Larger images and condition reports below.


101           7.5" high x 7.25" wide x 2.75" deep            $100

The round flanges on the top of both sides are broken off and there is a chip out of the base on the back.


102           6.75" high x 7" wide x 2.75" deep               $100

There is wear on the top of one side and there is a chip out of the base on the back.


103           7.5" high x 8.25" wide x 2.75" deep            $125

This headrest shows less use and is in good condition.


104          7.5" high x 7.5" wide x 2.5" deep                $125

There is a chip out of the base on the back.


105           5.25" high x 5.75" wide x 2.75" deep           $80

There is visible wear on all the edges of this small headrest.


106           7" high x 7.5" wide x 2.5" deep                  $125, SOLD

There are two chips out of the base on the front and there is a small chip out of the top on the back.


 

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ETHIOPIAN, Headrests, Ethiopia

In many African cultures, small wooden "pillows" are used to support the head during sleep and in some instances to preserve a hairstyle. In Ethiopia, the headrests come in several forms and relate to other intricate, but abstract works.

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