Headrest or "kali dabala" in hardwood, in a classic shape evoking, seen from the front, a stylized character.
The narrow, slightly curved lintel, tapering in its centre, is supported by four anthropomorphic feet tied to a wooden crosspiece by means of braided coconut fibre ties.
The lintel is incised at each end of the lines
This object shows a striking balance between volumes and lines.
The shape of this headrest - used as a pillow to avoid deforming the elaborate hairstyles of high dignitaries - is similar to the type of neckrest collected in Tonga during Cook's second and third voyage between 1774 and 1778. This one is distinguished by its beautiful old ligature, testimony of a disappeared technique, identical to the one used in the past by the Tongan pirogue builders.
Delevery information :
All items are sent by registered mail, insured.
Rates on request.
Delivery and installation possible.
Price : on request
3 500 €