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Early 20th CENTURY
Size: 14cm, 13.5cm wide
the Tsonga used headrests, amongst other objects, to establish a bond
between the Gods and themselves as worshippers 'If after the death of
his parents their son should happen to dream of them, he must offer
worship to the deceased by pouring some ground tobacco on to his wooden
pillow, this being the commencement of his religious functions' (1927
This example has a good patina and is of a balanced abstract design.
|Height||14.00 cm||(5.51 inches)|
|Width||13.50 cm||(5.31 inches)|