POKOT HEADREST KENYA

In many African cultures, small wooden headrests or “pillows” are used to support the head during sleep and also to preserve their elaborate hair styles .This particular headrests consists of studs and bears a  brown patina.

SONGYE MASK

In the Songye language, a mask is a kifwebe: this term has been given to masks representing spirits and characterized by striations. Depending on the region, it may be dark with white strips, or the reverse. The kifwebe masks embodied supernatural forces. The kifwebe society used them to ward off disaster or any threat.

songye mask

SONGYE KIFWEBE MASK

In the Songye language, a mask is a kifwebe: this term has been given to masks representing spirits and characterized by striations. Depending on the region, it may be dark with white strips, or the reverse. The kifwebe masks embodied.