An unusual and rare carved wood South African Tsonga/south east Shona headrest

An unusual and rare carved wood South African Tsonga, south east Shona Headrest-Staff. Mozambique / Zimbabwe borders
Untouched dry, crusty patina
Size : 68 cm long x 13 cm high x 6.5 cm deep
26¾ ins long x 5¼ ins high x 2½ ins deep
These headrest-staffs were used on long journeys from Mozambique to the Transvaal by men. Whilst walking long distances, the headrest-staff would rest upon the shoulder and could be used as a baton. At night it would revert to its more normal use as a pillow.

An unusual and rare carved wood South African Tsonga/south east Shona headrest

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