Headrest Z 3684

Headrest, Kali
Placed at the back of the skull, kali supported the head while sleeping. Although serving a common function, these headrests took a wide range of shapes. The variety of materials (bamboo, wood, whale bone) and techniques employed (made from a single piece of wood or from several elements assembled with coir cords) may suggest different areas of production.
Nadrau,Viti Levu, Fiji. Collected by Captain L. Knollys, c. 1876. Acquired by A. von Hügel from W. D.Webster, 1904, London. Z 3684

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