An early headrest from the Karamojong region of northern Uganda. The beautiful curved supporting legs have each been decorated with a series of shield or leaf shaped engraved designs. There is a dot of aluminium inserted into on side and a leather strap connects each support which would have also acted as a handle.
Estimated Period: Mid-20th Century
Ex Private Collection, UK
H: 21 cm
Condition Report: Small chip to the corner of one of the legs as shown in the photos.
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