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Head-rest "ngachar or chemperit" for men - Pokot/Turkana/Karamaj
Ethnic group
Pokot/Turkana/Karamajong
Origin
Kenya/Uganda
Provenance
Private collection Germany
Material
Wood, metal, leather and glass-beads
Size
H: 18.5 cm
Description
Wood, glossy brown patina.
An attractive head-rest decorated with bands of leather and green, red, white and blue glass-beads.

The headrests act as a kind of pillow; additionally they protect the elaborate African hair-dos while identifying the owner with a particular clan or tribe.

Due to their wider shape, they could have also been used a stool.

Lit.: Sleeping Beauties - The Jerome L. Joss Collection of African Headrests at UCLA - William J. Dewey - page 43

Price:   250,00 EUR
Catalogue No.:  25-97
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