Shona Headrest No.1


BY Mararamiro

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For the Shona community in Zimbabwe, headrests have a deep rooted cultural significance, though today, these exquisite artifacts have become rare collectors pieces, with few people having the privilege of owning or even encountering one.

Symbolizing prestige closely associated with political and religious leadership, and meticulously hand-carved from indigenous wood featuring distinctive patterns, it is believed these headrests possess spiritual powers, capable of invoking vivid dreams.

Over time, the wood has acquired a captivating patina, adorned with the marks of usage and natural imperfections. This unique combination of wear and natural aging enhances the headrest's allure, making it a truly remarkable decorative sculpture that can be showcased elegantly in any part of your home.


Height: 13 cm
Width: 24 cm
Depth: 9 cm

Materials & Construction

Hand-carved indigenous hardwood

Responsible Design

Ethically sourced vintage item from Zimbabwe.

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