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Dreams on wood neck-up (N° 19557)
Neck rests are utilitarian objects of great simplicity. Widespread throughout Africa, they are particularly numerous in the eastern, central and southern countries of the continent. Also known as headrests or pillows, neck rests are precious personal items, indispensable at all times of daily life. Their owners use them to sleep, to rest their necks, to sit or to protect their elaborate hairstyles. At first glance, they seem devoid of any symbolic meaning. Their functional role, throughout history, has relegated them to the rank of simple objects. However, neck rests are not as simple as they seem. They transcend their material use.
This book is a journey through ethnology, anthropology, aesthetics, creativity, tradition and spirituality; a journey to a region of Africa materialized by a simple craft object, which sometimes dreams of becoming a work of art: a dream that begins by laying one's head on a piece of wood.
Author: Eduardo Lopez Moreno
Editions: Five Continents
Number of pages: 240
Dimensions: 240 x 280 mm
ISBN : 978-8874397129
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