Headrest - Zulu People - South Africa (4852) - Sold
Headrest - Zulu People - South Africa (4852) - Sold
Headrest - Zulu People - South Africa (4852) - Sold 1

Headrest - Zulu People - South Africa (4852) - Sold

Objects among the Zulu were personal. Some were made expressly for their owners, and would become, in time, closely linked with that person's identity by association & a lifetime's use. A head- rest, for example, may have been brought by a bride from her parent's homestead as a betrothal gift to her husband's homestead. The headrest would be regarded as a link to her father's spirit and the amadlozi, her forebears' spirits. - Karl Nel, The Art of Southeast Africa 6"H x 17.5"W x 4"D
Objects among the Zulu were personal. Some were made expressly for their owners, and would become, in time, closely linked with that person's identity by association & a lifetime's use. A head- rest, for example, may have been brought by a bride from her parent's homestead as a betrothal gift to her husband's homestead. The headrest would be regarded as a link to her father's spirit and the amadlozi, her forebears' spirits. - Karl Nel, The Art of Southeast Africa 6"H x 17.5"W x 4"D
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