ETHIOPIAN FLAT HEADRESTS ARCHIVES, ETHIOPIA 

The headrests below have been sold and are left here for reference and educational purposes.

For UNSOLD Ethiopian Flat Headrests GO TO ETHIOPIAN HEADRESTS (FLAT)

  Ethiopian 51
SOLD

  Ethiopian 53
SOLD

  Ethiopian 54
SOLD

  Ethiopian 57
SOLD

  Ethiopian 58
SOLD

  Ethiopian 59
SOLD

 

  Ethiopian 55
SOLD

  Ethiopian 56
SOLD


Photographs © Tim Hamill

ETHIOPIAN, FLAT HEADRESTS, Ethiopia

These headrests have been vetted as authentic with signs of use and age.

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. This group I refer to as "Flat". The back view (shown) of each is similar to the front view. Many still have a protruding bump, pierced for a cord. The side views are numbered from left to right.

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