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A Turkana or Karamajong wooden headrest

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A Turkana or Karamajong wooden headrest
This type of East African headrest is one of the most common, but in the example here, the larger proportions and horizontal orientation distinguish it from others. A warm, honey-brown tone patina is complimented by a string of various glass and natural beads attached to the braided, leather cord, no doubt linked to its owner's status. From the Kenya/Uganda border region, early-mid 20th century. Very fine condition. Provenance: Fedel collection, 1970's.

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