Two South African Shona / Tsonga Carved Wood Headrest's

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A South African Shona / Tsonga Carved Wood Headrest of Architectural Form
Superb old smooth rich brown patina
19th Century
Size: 11cm high, 13.5cm wide, 5.5cm deep - 4¼ ins high, 5¼ ins wide, 2¼ ins deep
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A South African Shona / Tsonga Carved Wood Headrest of Architectural Form
Old silky smooth dark brown patina
19th Century
Size: 13.5cm high, 14cm wide, 7cm deep - 5¼ ins high, 5½ ins wide, 2¾ ins deep
Headrests are often used by men to protect their elaborate hairstyles and over time the wood becomes saturated with hair oils giving a dark, smooth and glossy patina to the surface. Headrests act as a ‘support of dreams’. They are important instruments of mediation between the living and the ancestors, and gradually became the sleeping user's spiritual representative.

Two South African Shona / Tsonga Carved Wood Headrest's

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