Early 20th Century Tribal Karamojong Wooden Neck Rest, Uganda For Sale
Want more images?
Request additional images from the seller
1 of 10 images

Early 20th Century Tribal Karamojong Wooden Neck Rest, Uganda


An elegant headrest with chain-link carrying strap from Uganda. Headrests are used by the nomadic tribes in the Karamoja Savannah and come in various forms. They range from the simple to the elaborately carved artifact. Their styles are similar to these found among the other nomadic people of Uganda, Sudan and Kenya, particularly among the Pokot, the Dinka, the Maasai, the Rendille and Turkana. Among these people, headrests and stools play a vital role among men and are carefully carved and carried everywhere they go. Headrests are used as a comfortable support to help protect ceremonial coiffures as well as to protect the user from insects and snakes. Headrests are also used as stools. As a personal object, the headrest has become a symbol of status and part of the individual's life. Usually, when a person died, they were buried with his headrest. Sometimes the headrest is passed on to his heir, who would treat it with respect because this wooden piece embodies the spirit of the deceased person. They are used by both men and women. We guarantee the authenticity of all our objects.


  • Production time
    Available Now
  • In the Style Of
  • Place of origin
  • Condition
  • Dimensions

    H 8 in. x W 4.5 in. x D 3 in.

    H 20.32 cm x W 11.43 cm x D 7.62 cm

  • Seller location
    New York, NY
  • Reference number

Shipping, Returns & Payment

  • Online Payment Methods
    1stdibs accepts the following payment methods
  • Item Invoice
    Generate an invoice that you can customize and print.

About the Seller

No Reviews Yet
1stdibs seller since 2014
Located in New York, NY
You may also contact the seller by phoneCall seller through 1stdibs
More From This Seller
Early 20th Century Tribal Zulu Beaded Necklace
Early 20th Century South African Tribal Tribal Art
Late 19th-Early 20th Century Tribal Boomerang, ...
Antique Late 19th Century Australian Tribal Tribal Art
20th Century Tribal Giryama Statue, Kenya
Mid-20th Century Kenyan Tribal Tribal Art
Early 20th Century Tribal Kuba or Binji Pipe, D...
Early 20th Century Congolese Tribal Collectibles and Curiosities
You May Also Like
Early to Mid-20th Century Silver Tribal Bracele...
Early 20th Century Algerian Tribal Tribal Art
Late 19th-Early 20th Century Tribal Ritual Scep...
Antique Late 19th Century Ghanaian Tribal Tribal Art
Aluminum, Iron
Early to Mid-20th Century Silver Tribal Bracele...
Early 20th Century North African Tribal Tribal Art
Early to Mid-20th Century Tribal Glass-Beaded M...
Mid-20th Century Cameroonian Tribal Tribal Art
Beads, Shell
Tribal Mandau Sword with Scabbard from the Daya...
Early 20th Century Indonesian Tribal Tribal Art
Tribal Hand-Carved Lute or Sarangi, Gaine of Ne...
Early 20th Century Nepalese Tribal Tribal Art
Animal Skin, Wood
Ao Naga Tribal Glass and Brass Trumpet Bead Nec...
Vintage 1920s Indian Tribal Collectible Jewelry
Tribal Wooden Horse Carving, Central Flores, In...
Mid-20th Century Indonesian Tribal Tribal Art

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries