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Boraati Neck support (N° 27251) Deposit sale

Among the elements of traditional East African furniture, this type of African neckrest is carved in a refined manner according to the criteria in use. Its architecture and sobriety give it, although it comes from traditional African art, a contemporary design.
More than eighty ethnic groups in Ethiopia have produced different neck supports for individual use called yagerteras, or "pillows of my country" or even "Boraati" ("tomorrow you").
Over time, the creation becoming more complex until they became true little masterpieces of sculpture, they also became individual objects of prestige and power, placed on family or collective altars. These objects were initially intended to protect the elaborate hairstyles of their owner (man or woman) during the night. But among the Turkana for example, it is the emblem of the tenderness of the fiancé for his bride, a pledge of union in the same way as an engagement ring.  

Possibility of payment in 2x (2x 90.0 €)

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OriginCollection française.
Height cm19
Depth11 cm
Width23 cm
Weight0.50 Kg

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