Antique and Tribal Headrests (9 results)

Antique Carved Wood Burmese Horse Head Sculpture or Headrest

Antique Carved Wood Burmese Horse Head Sculpture o...
Wood
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.
19th Century Chinese Red Lacquer Hide Headrest
19th Century Chinese Red Lacquer Hide Headrest
Hide, Lacquer, Paint
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 luxurious ...
Pair of Ethiopian Headrests

Pair of Ethiopian Headrests
Wood
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 functional ...
Kenya Tribal Wood Headrest, Stylized Natural Anima...
Unknown
Wood
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 branch ...
Chinese Provincial Headrest

Chinese Provincial Headrest
Walnut
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 scul...
1930, W.H. Gispen for Gispen, Unique Optician Chair Museum Piece Made on Request

By Willem H. Gispen, Gispen Culemborg
1930, W.H. Gispen for Gispen, Unique Optician Chai...
Willem H. Gispen, Gispen Culemborg
Metal, Chrome, Bakelite, Plywood
Opticiën stoel or optician chair. Beautiful design of elegant chrome base with wooden seats, headrest with leather upholstery and adjustable features. The chair has a 'hollowed seat' an...
Early 20th Century Tribal Ethiopian Wooden Neck Rest
Early 20th Century Tribal Ethiopian Wooden Neck Re...
Wood
Early 20th century Ethiopian tribal head rest from the Omo valley area. This neckrest is of a good size and height and has a satisfying patina. Headrest sometimes doubled as stools a...
Chinese Sancai Glazed Pottery Pillow
Chinese Sancai Glazed Pottery Pillow
Ceramic, Paint
A ceramic pillow sounds uncomfortable but they were used in China for many centuries. Some scholars think the soft curve and height could comfortably support the head and neck while als...
"Broken Dreams" 19th Century Chinese Blue and Whit...
Porcelain, Iron
We call this Qing-dynasty neck pillow “Broken Dreams” not for the restlessness one might experience with such a hard headrest but for the 19th century restoration that enhances its age ...