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Ethiopian Wood Headrest
Located in New York, NY
A headrest or stool, hand carved out of a single piece of teak wood. From Ethiopia, late 20th century. Mounted on a black metal stand.
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Vintage 1980s Ethiopian Tribal Mounted Objects

Materials

Teak

  • Ethiopian Wood Headrest
  • Ethiopian Wood Headrest
  • Ethiopian Wood Headrest
  • Ethiopian Wood Headrest
H 10.5 in. W 8.25 in. D 4.5 in.
Wooden Ethiopian Headrest
Located in Chicago, IL
So as not to muss their intricate hairstyles, tribal leaders would rest their heads on these petite wooden stands. The combination of conic base and concave rest gives these function...
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Mid-20th Century Ethiopian Tribal Abstract Sculptures

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Wood

  • Wooden Ethiopian Headrest
  • Wooden Ethiopian Headrest
  • Wooden Ethiopian Headrest
  • Wooden Ethiopian Headrest
H 5.25 in. W 6.75 in. D 5 in.
Wonderful Lobi Headrest
Located in Chicago, IL
A wonderful late 19th-early 20th century Lobi headrest carved of one piece of wood with a fantastic well-worn patina.
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Antique Late 19th Century Burkinabe Tribal Tribal Art

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Wood

  • Wonderful Lobi Headrest
  • Wonderful Lobi Headrest
  • Wonderful Lobi Headrest
  • Wonderful Lobi Headrest
H 6.5 in. W 15.5 in. D 6.5 in.
Pair of Ethiopian Headrests
Located in Chicago, IL
So as not to muss their intricate hairstyles, tribal leaders would rest their heads on these petite wooden stands. The combination of conic base and concave rest gives these function...
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Mid-20th Century Ethiopian Tribal Art

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Wood

  • Pair of Ethiopian Headrests
  • Pair of Ethiopian Headrests
  • Pair of Ethiopian Headrests
  • Pair of Ethiopian Headrests
H 7 in. W 4.5 in. D 6 in.
"Embrace" Luba Figurative Headrest Sculpture
Located in Chicago, IL
The Luba people of Zaire believed that ancestors visited them through dreams. This belief led to elaborately worked headrests, known as "seats of dreams." Headrests like this were us...
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Mid-20th Century Congolese Tribal Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

  • "Embrace" Luba Figurative Headrest Sculpture
  • "Embrace" Luba Figurative Headrest Sculpture
  • "Embrace" Luba Figurative Headrest Sculpture
  • "Embrace" Luba Figurative Headrest Sculpture
H 15.25 in. W 11 in. D 6.75 in.
Chinese Green Glazed Ceramic Headrest
Located in Chicago, IL
In ancient China, pillows were thought to guide and influence a person’s dreams, which were important because they were believed to influence your waking life. The design, color, mat...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Qing More Asian Art, Objects and Furniture

Materials

Ceramic

  • Chinese Green Glazed Ceramic Headrest
  • Chinese Green Glazed Ceramic Headrest
  • Chinese Green Glazed Ceramic Headrest
  • Chinese Green Glazed Ceramic Headrest
H 7 in. W 4.75 in. D 3.5 in.
African Hand Carved Teak Wood Headrest
Located in New York, NY
A headrest or stool, hand carved out of a single piece of teak wood, and decorated with traditional carvings, with a braided leather handle from Ethiopia, late 20th century. Mounted ...
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Vintage 1980s Ethiopian Tribal Mounted Objects

Materials

Teak

  • African Hand Carved Teak Wood Headrest
  • African Hand Carved Teak Wood Headrest
  • African Hand Carved Teak Wood Headrest
  • African Hand Carved Teak Wood Headrest
H 12.5 in. W 6.5 in. D 6.75 in.
19th Century Wooden Chinese Headrest
Located in Chicago, IL
Made of Chinese northern elmwood, this smooth block of wood was once used by an upper-class woman as a headrest. The soft curve and height of the block not only supported her head an...
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Antique Early 19th Century Chinese Qing Abstract Sculptures

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Elm

  • 19th Century Wooden Chinese Headrest
  • 19th Century Wooden Chinese Headrest
  • 19th Century Wooden Chinese Headrest
  • 19th Century Wooden Chinese Headrest
H 5.5 in. W 13.5 in. D 2.25 in.
19th Century Wooden Chinese Headrest
Located in Chicago, IL
Made of Chinese northern elmwood, this smooth block of wood was once used by an upper-class woman as a headrest. The soft curve and height of the block not only supported her head an...
Category

Antique Early 19th Century Chinese Qing Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Elm

  • 19th Century Wooden Chinese Headrest
  • 19th Century Wooden Chinese Headrest
  • 19th Century Wooden Chinese Headrest
  • 19th Century Wooden Chinese Headrest
H 4.5 in. W 11 in. D 2.75 in.
African Hand Carved Teak Wood Headrest
Located in New York, NY
A headrest or stool, hand carved out of a single piece of teak wood, and decorated with traditional carvings, with a braided leather handle. From Ethiopia, late 20th century. Mounted...
Category

Vintage 1970s Ethiopian Tribal Mounted Objects

Materials

Teak

  • African Hand Carved Teak Wood Headrest
  • African Hand Carved Teak Wood Headrest
  • African Hand Carved Teak Wood Headrest
  • African Hand Carved Teak Wood Headrest
H 11.5 in. W 4.5 in. D 4.5 in.
Ethiopian African Handmade Curved Wood Headrest
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is an African headrest, handmade in Ethiopia. In excellent condition. The dimensions are 6" W x 5.5" D x 6" H.   
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20th Century Ethiopian Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Wood

19th Century Chinese Pressed Lacquered Headrest
Located in Chicago, IL
This extraordinary headrest made from lacquered hide in the Jiangxi region of China over 150 years ago calls to be touched. Its pliable design enabled contour comfort quite luxurious...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing More Asian Art, Objects and Furniture

Materials

Steel

Chinese Brown and White Cat Headrest, circa 1900
Located in Chicago, IL
To keep her elaborate hairstyle intact while sleeping, a well-to-do Qing-dynasty woman once used this ceramic headrest as a pillow. The headrest is shaped as a crouching house cat, w...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Animal Sculptures

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Ceramic

  • Chinese Brown and White Cat Headrest, circa 1900
  • Chinese Brown and White Cat Headrest, circa 1900
  • Chinese Brown and White Cat Headrest, circa 1900
  • Chinese Brown and White Cat Headrest, circa 1900
H 7.5 in. W 5.25 in. D 13.75 in.
Chinese Brown and White Cat Headrest, circa 1900
Located in Chicago, IL
To keep her elaborate hairstyle intact while sleeping, a well-to-do Qing-dynasty woman once used this ceramic headrest as a pillow. The headrest is shaped as a crouching house cat, w...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Animal Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic

19th Century Chinese Red Lacquer Hide Headrest
Located in Chicago, IL
Crafted of painted, lacquered hide, this extraordinary headrest was created in China's Jiangxi province over 150 years ago. Its pliable design enabled contour comfort - quite luxurio...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Abstract Sculptures

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Hide, Lacquer, Paint

Late 19th Century Chinese Sancai Peony Headrest
Located in Chicago, IL
To keep her elaborate hairstyle intact while sleeping, a well-to-do Qing-dynasty woman once used this ceramic headrest as a pillow. Its unusual form is densely patterned with abstrac...
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Antique Late 19th Century Chinese Qing Abstract Sculptures

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Ceramic

Late 19th Century Chinese Double Guardian Headrest
Located in Chicago, IL
To keep her elaborate hairstyle intact while sleeping, a well-to-do Qing dynasty woman once used this ceramic headrest as a pillow. Painted in the style of Ming-dynasty cizhou ware, ...
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Antique Late 19th Century Chinese Qing Animal Sculptures

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Porcelain

Early 20th Century Chinese Green Glazed Ceramic Headrest
Located in Chicago, IL
In ancient China, pillows were thought to guide and influence a person’s dreams, which were important because they were believed to influence your waking life. The design, color, mat...
Category

Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic

Antique Carved Wood Burmese Horse Head Sculpture or Headrest
Located in New York, NY
An antique carved wood Burmese horse head sculpture, pillow, or headrest. Good vintage condition with age appropriate wear. Some scratches and nicks to the wood.
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Antique 19th Century Burmese Animal Sculptures

Materials

Wood

Late 19th Century Chinese Mottled Brown Cat Headrest
Located in Chicago, IL
To keep her elaborate hairstyle intact while sleeping, a well-to-do Qing-dynasty woman once used this ceramic headrest as a pillow. The headrest is shaped as a crouching house cat, c...
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Antique Late 19th Century Chinese Qing Animal Sculptures

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Ceramic

Late 19th Century Chinese Blue and White Cat Headrest
Located in Chicago, IL
To keep her elaborate hairstyle intact while sleeping, a well-to-do Qing-dynasty woman once used this ceramic headrest as a pillow. The headrest is shaped as a crouching house cat, w...
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Antique Late 19th Century Chinese Qing Animal Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic

19th Century Chinese Blue and White Headrest with Guardian Lion
Located in Chicago, IL
In order to keep her elaborate hairstyle intact while sleeping, a well-to-do Qing-dynasty woman once used this ceramic box as a pillow. Lavishly decorated in the traditional blue-and...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Ceramics

Materials

Porcelain

19th Century Chinese Blue and White Headrest with Guardian Lion
Located in Chicago, IL
In order to keep her elaborate hairstyle intact while sleeping, a well-to-do Qing-dynasty woman once used this ceramic box as a pillow. Lavishly decorated in the traditional blue-and...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Ceramics

Materials

Porcelain

African Headrest
Located in New York, NY
A selection of African headrests. Traditional hand carved personal accessory. Woods and designs vary by region and culture. Priced separately. Price and size of tallest shown below.
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20th Century South African Folk Art Sculptures

  • African Headrest
  • African Headrest
  • African Headrest
  • African Headrest
H 16 in. W 10.5 in. D 5 in.
Kuba Headrests
Located in New York, NY
Kuba headrests, Congo. Hand-carved, each with a unique presentation; two with kneeling human form carved into the base. Two include bead trim. Three Kuba headrests are available. ...
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20th Century Congolese Decorative Objects

Materials

Wood

  • Kuba Headrests
  • Kuba Headrests
  • Kuba Headrests
  • Kuba Headrests
H 15 in. W 7.5 in.
Antique Shona Headrest, Zimbabwe
Located in New York, NY
This is a magnificent example of the classic tradition of headrest carving in Southern Africa. Created as both practical objects of daily use to protect elaborate hairstyles and cond...
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Antique 19th Century Zimbabwean Folk Art Tribal Art

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Wood

19th Century Wooden Chinese Headrest
Located in Chicago, IL
Made of Chinese northern elmwood, this smooth block of wood was once used by an upper-class woman as a headrest. The soft curve and height of the block not only supported her head an...
Category

Antique Early 19th Century Chinese Organic Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Elm

  • 19th Century Wooden Chinese Headrest
  • 19th Century Wooden Chinese Headrest
  • 19th Century Wooden Chinese Headrest
  • 19th Century Wooden Chinese Headrest
H 5.75 in. W 10 in. D 3 in.
19th Century Provincial Chinese Headrest
Located in Chicago, IL
So as not to muss her intricate hairstyle, an upper-class woman once laid her head on this walnut headrest. Deviating from more finished varieties, this 19th century headrest has a s...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Natural Specimens

Materials

Walnut

  • 19th Century Provincial Chinese Headrest
  • 19th Century Provincial Chinese Headrest
  • 19th Century Provincial Chinese Headrest
  • 19th Century Provincial Chinese Headrest
H 8.5 in. W 13.25 in. D 8.25 in.
Ancient Egyptian, Old Kingdom Wooden Headrest
Located in London, GB
A well preserved ancient Egyptian wooden headrest, dating to the Old Kingdom, 2686 - 2181 BC. The form of the headrest is one of simple elegance; the wide, sloping base with a fla...
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier Egyptian Sculptures

Chinese Green Glazed Ceramic Headrest, circa 1900
Located in Chicago, IL
In ancient China, pillows were thought to guide and influence a person’s dreams, which were important because they were believed to influence your waking life. The design, color, mat...
Category

Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic

19th Century Chinese Ho Ho Boy Headrest
Located in Chicago, IL
To keep her elaborate hairstyle intact while sleeping, a well-to-do Qing-dynasty woman once used this ceramic headrest as a pillow. This headrest is shaped in the form of a “Ho Ho” b...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Ceramic

  • 19th Century Chinese Ho Ho Boy Headrest
  • 19th Century Chinese Ho Ho Boy Headrest
  • 19th Century Chinese Ho Ho Boy Headrest
  • 19th Century Chinese Ho Ho Boy Headrest
H 6.25 in. W 9.75 in. D 7 in.
Late 19th Century, Chinese Mottled Black Cat Headrest
Located in Chicago, IL
To keep her elaborate hairstyle intact while sleeping, a well-to-do Qing-dynasty woman once used this ceramic headrest as a pillow. The headrest is shaped as a crouching house cat, c...
Category

Antique Late 19th Century Chinese Qing Animal Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic

Early 20th Century Chinese Ho Ho Boy Headrest
Located in Chicago, IL
To keep her elaborate hairstyle intact while sleeping, a well-to-do Qing-dynasty woman once used this ceramic headrest as a pillow. This headrest is shaped in the form of a “Ho Ho” b...
Category

Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Porcelain

Late 19th Century Chinese Brown Glazed Cat Headrest
Located in Chicago, IL
To keep her elaborate hairstyle intact while sleeping, a well-to-do Qing-dynasty woman once used this ceramic headrest as a pillow. The headrest is shaped as a crouching house cat we...
Category

Antique Late 19th Century Chinese Qing Animal Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic

Late 19th Century Chinese Black Glazed Cat Headrest
Located in Chicago, IL
To keep her elaborate hairstyle intact while sleeping, a well-to-do Qing-dynasty woman once used this ceramic headrest as a pillow. The headrest is shaped as a crouching house cat, c...
Category

Antique Late 19th Century Chinese Qing Animal Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic

Kenya Tribal Wood Headrest, Stylized Natural Animal Form, African
Located in Point Richmond, CA
Offered by Scott McCue Kenya tribal wood headrest, stylized natural animal form, early 20th century, African Early Rendille or Borana Headrest from Kenya. Using naturally found bran...
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Early 20th Century Kenyan Tribal Tribal Art

Materials

Wood

Late 19th or Early 20th Century Tsonga-Shangaan Headrest, South Africa
Located in New York, NY
A lovely and compositionally unusual Tsonga headrest with a striking central ring motif. Tsonga carvers were often creative, playful and ingenious in their approach to the architectu...
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Antique Late 19th Century South African Tribal Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Wood

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