Headrests are used by many nomadic people of Eastern Africa while resting or sleeping. It is popularly believed that the headrest
serves a protective function by elevating the head off the ground during sleep, thereby preventing any possible attack by snakes or
scorpions. (additional information coming soon)
|A wonderful headrest from the Karamojong / Karamajong people of Uganda in eastern Africa
Wood, leather and great incised designs of animals on each side.
Ex. Ernst Haas collection, acquired 1960’s
|CLICK HERE to see a nice collection of Karamajong headrests in the Calverton Collection
|Photo above of a similar styled
headrest in use.
|CLICK HERE to see my Karamojong headdress