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Senufo Headrest Zoomorphic Cote d'Ivoire African Art 37 Inch

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Title Senufo Headrest Zoomorphic Cote d'Ivoire African Art 37 Inch
Type of Object Artifact, Headrest
Country of Origin Ivory Coast
People Senufo
Materials Wood, pigment
Approximate Age 20th century
Dimensions Height: 37 Inches
Width: 6 Inches
Depth: 6.5 Inches
Overall Condition Good. Most of our pieces have spent decades on at least two continents, and have been treasured by several owners.   Small splits, scrapes and cracks are a normal part of their patina attesting to their age and extensive use.  We examine each piece carefully when we receive it and report any damage we find in our listings.  Please look carefully at the pictures which may also reveal condition and damage.
Damage/Repair small chips, shallow cracks and general wear


Additional Information:  Normally headrests are among the most African popular productions. In several cultures including among the Senufo, men carry their headrests everywhere they go. Headrests are used as pillows, neck rests, and to protect elaborate ceremonial hairstyle. Headrests are also used to identify the owner social rank in certain societies.


See Sandro Bocola (ed.) AFRICA SEATS for more information and examples.


Dewey William, J., SLEEPING BEAUTIES-THE JEROME JOSS COLLECTION OF HEADRESTS, UCLA . 1993,