Gurage Block Style Headrest Ethiopia
Ethiopian Headrest Gurage Block Style
Typical Ethiopian Headrest made of wood with beautiful dark and brwon patina showing the traces of extensive usage.Headrests of this kind are among the most popular productions of the Gurage and other nomad peoples of Ethiopia. In these cultures men carry their headrests everywhere they go. They are used as pillows, neck rests, and to protect elaborate ceremonial hairstyle. Headrests are also used to identify the owner social rank.