This piece has a multi-functional use acting both as a headrest and stool. Headrests with this form are commonly found throughout the whole Omo Valley Region of Sothern Ethiopia and into Northern Kenya. This particular piece has a nicely curved saddle shaped seat with fine decorations around the outer edges and also to the base of the headrest. A woven leather strap is attached to the headrest/stool. It has a lovely honey coloured patina exhibiting a deeper colour on the seat where it has been used.
Estimated Period: Mid 20th Century
Ex Private Collection London