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The Afar headrest is a traditional Ethiopian artifact originating from the Afar people, a semi-nomadic ethnic group inhabiting the Horn of Africa. Typically carved from wood, bone, or ivory, these headrests are renowned for their ergonomic design. This specific headrest is carved from local wood. They usually consist of a curved base that supports the head. Functionally, they serve to protect intricate hairstyles, symbolize status and identity, and ensure comfort during sleep in hot climates where lying directly on the ground may be uncomfortable. Beyond their practical use, Afar headrests are also cherished artifacts, embodying the artistic heritage of the Afar people.

Afar Headrest (Ethiopia)

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  • 6.5in x 9.5in x 3in

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