headrest

Headrest made of wood and bamboo with two feet, each of lenticular section and concave conical profile. The feet are bound into slots in the bottom of the bamboo tube with coconut fibre cordage, which is then sealed with some kind of mastic or resin. The surface bears a number of scratches, which seem to move towards a decorative scheme; one or two stars are discernable.

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