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The neck support is a nomadic way to rest in the shade of baobabs. It is also used by women who want to maintain their hairstyles developed during their sleep. Often with a beautiful patina due to their use. From north to south from west to east, we find the neck support throughout Africa.


Dinka tripod neck support
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Tribal art > Head rest > Dinka neck support

Utilitarian objects in African art
br- Resting on three oblique feet this zoomorphic-looking African neck support symbolically evoking cattle has an oblong seat at the concave centre. Oiled brown patina. This prestigious object was intended to preserve the complex headdress of its owner, also indicated its social status, but was also used as a stool. Some, with handles, accompanied individuals on their travels. Belt replaced by one of its owners.
Dealy was collected about these nomadic inhabitants of southern Sudan. Some of these East African tribes have been virtually exterminated by the inter-tribal wars and the Islamic slave trade. Organized around livestock farming, these ethnic groups considered the possession of cows and herds, and therefore of milk and meat, as a mark of ...


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Dinka Sudan
Tribal art > Head rest > Dinka headrest

One of the feet supporting this loosely zoomorphic headrest retained the natural shape of a branch segment. The oblong seat, patinated by use, is pleated on the contours under which a handle has been cleverly arranged. The growths at each end give this seat an aerodynamic shape. Brown glossy patina. Desication cracks and erosions.
This prestige object was intended to preserve the complex headdress of its owner, which also indicated its social status, but was also used as a stool. Some, with handles, accompanied individuals on their travels, such as hunting or guarding livestock. Among the Mandari of South Sudan, men shed their neck support as they age, which they give to younger people to acquire more comfortable ones.
Dealy was collected about these nomadic inhabitants of ...


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Dinka neck support
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Tribal art > Head rest > Tabouret Dinka

This object, whose stability is provided by three feet in a slight oblique, and whose ends of the oblong tray curve gracefully, was intended to preserve the complex headdress of its owner. A prestigious object of the nomads also used as a stool, it also affirmed their social status. The ends feature sylized elephant heads, or horns. Featuring a sturdy braided leather conveyor belt, it features decorative accessories in the form of hair stamps.
Glosspatine glossy black brown, braided leather strap, animal hair pom pompoms. Little information has been gathered about this animist people of southern Sudan. Some of these East African tribes were virtually wiped out by the inter-tribal wars and the Islamic slave trade.


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Yaka Musaw neck support
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Tribal art > Head rest > Neck-back

This type of neck-pressing type named musaw or m-baambu, preserved in the bedrooms, is part of African tribal art objects incorporating the category of personal ritual charms of matrilineal leaders and heads of households. It was intended to preserve their magnificent tribal headdresses. This bird would refer to the stork as the master of the sky. Some of these sculptures had magical charges inserted into discrete cavities. Glossy brown patina, scattered abrasions.
Aerarchic and authoritarian, composed of fearsome warriors, Yaka society was ruled by lineage leaders with the right to life and death over their subjects. Hunting and the resulting prestige are an opportunity for the Yaka today to invoke ancestors and to resort to rituals using charms related to the institution .Khosi. ...


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Suku Mikkumu headrest
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Tribal art > Head rest > Suku neck support

Named musaw among the neighbouring Yaka, the mikkumu-neck-supports incorporated regalia sculptures of the ligagne chiefs. Often zoomorphic subjects, these pieces of furniture were intended to support elaborate headdresses and protective charms were frequently attached. The object consists of a round-bump figure on which the curved seat rests. The antelope forms one of the animal subjects also towering at the top of the heaume masks 'hemba' Suku. It refers to the qualities of the savannah animal.
Black brown, glossy on the support, and locally abraded.
The ethnic groups Suku and Yaka recognize common origins and have the same social structure as well as similar cultural practices. They can only be differentiated by their stylistic variations. The mukanda is the name given to ...


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Double Kuba neck support
Tribal art > African Chair > Tabouret Kuba

Original design, reserved for a couple according to some, this neck rest stands out thanks to its curved double support. The glossy supports, supported by three colonial feet emerging from a rectangular base, are engraved with geometric patterns arranged in regular triangles. This piece of furniture, widely distributed throughout the African continent, could have different uses: "dream support" preserving elaborate hairstyles, but also transportable seating, sometimes deliberately unstable in order to be able to cradle children, the base sometimes forming tablet, this utilitarian object, among some tribes of South Africa, became an object of seduction offered to the future wife.
Smooth, dark patina. Localized erosions.
The Kuba of the Democratic Republic of Congo, established ...


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