Turkana headrest to preserve coiffure.
Ethnic Group: Turkana
Size: 7.25″ (18.4 cm) Wide x 6.25″ (15.9 cm)Tall
This headrest was carved by the Turkana from Kenya and was used to keep the head elevated when sleeping in order to preserve the elaborately woven coiffures.
Hairstyles often allude to the owners age, gender or status, and are often adorned with trinkets of a magic /religious nature.
|Dimensions||12 x 6 x 6 in|