Medium: Vintage One of a Kind Hand Carved Teak Wood-Made Out of One Piece of Wood Dimensions (in): 5.5" x 6" Region: Mali, West Africa Approximate Age: 58 Years (1963) Availability: In Stock, Ready to Ship Immediately Item Number: E012 Condition: Excellent; Not previously owned; Undamaged Sourcing: Fair Trade Certificate of Authenticity Provided
Head rests are personal items and status symbols that are widely used in Africa to keep the head and neck lifted up above the sleeping mat. The height, size, and stability of the head rest are carefully and personally designed for the individual owner for maximum comfort. Durability is also an important feature, as the owners will frequently take the head rest on their travels.
This head rest are hand carved by the Dogon peoples in Mali, Africa. No factories or machinery was involved in the production process, only artisans and hand tools with painstaking detail and precision. This piece is made out of natural teak wood and is free from any dyes, stains, or varnishes. There is ONLY ONE piece in existence--truly one of a kind. Makes for an incredibly unique and memorable gift for a loved one who values history, antiques, or culture. We ship within 6 hours of your order (Monday-Saturday.)
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