At the beginning of the 19th century,
several tribes joined together and
took the name of one -the ZULU.
Their king reigned over local chiefs,
called "Iduma," who, in turn, ruled
over the people. Zulu men were
organized in warrior age classes
and were allowed to marry after a
three-year initiation period.
The neckrests were carved from one piece of wood. Zulu headrests are characterized by the bumps or bosses known as "amusumpa," that are also seen on beer pots and spoons.
Length: 19" x Height: 5" x Depth 3 3/4"