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Turkana Headrest


Turkana headrest to preserve coiffure.

Sold By: For African Art Gallery

Product Description

Item: #2165

Ethnic Group: Turkana

Country: Kenya

Material: Wood.

Size: 7.25″ (18.4 cm) Wide x 6.25″ (15.9 cm)Tall

Condition: Good.

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.

Additional Information

Weight 4 lbs
Dimensions 12 x 6 x 6 in


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