By using this site you accept the
terms of our Cookie Policy

You are in: Online Resources > Online Exhibitions > Case 4

Case • Next

Gallery Image

39 Wooden headrest

Kenya, Rendille (?)
First half of the twentieth century or later

Wooden headrest carved from a single piece of wood with three feet. Two feet are straight and one curves outwards leading to a platform of relatively wide proportions with a concave upper surface, slanted towards the head of the user. The platform has traces of longitudinal scratches. The top and the sides of the platform show the wood’s original colour, the rest of the headrest is worn through handling and use. The lighter colours show evidence of where the headrest was handled around the legs.

Private Collection loan 33

Case • Next