Traditional African Tribal Art Headrest, Sidamo People, Ethiopia

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Product ID : DEC00140

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Measures: 8" wide x 3" deep x 8 3/4" high

This early 20th century tribal art headrest with incised decorative lines and rich patina is from the Sidamo people of Ethiopia. The Sidamo live between Awasa town in the north and Dilla town in the south, spread out in a cone-shaped area of the middle of southern Ethiopia. It is difficult to ascribe a specific date to these objects as they are part of an ongoing tradition. However the rich patination of the wood and ware would indicate that it is early 20th century and possibly older. Authenticity is more important than age, and the fact that objects show tribal use and purpose and were not made to sell. Sidama headrest is part of a formidable collection of African Art by an international collector now residing in Miami.

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