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Antique African Head Rest

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SKU

6JJ

Retail price

$390

DIMENSIONS

15.5″ x 6.5″ wide x 6″ high.

DESCRIPTION

Traditional Lobi tribe head rest celebrating the cracks and crevices and all the other marks that time, weather and loving use have left behind. Can also be used as a bowl.

This head rest was sourced in the spirit of wabi-sabi, a Japanese philosophy that beauty can be found in imperfection and impermanence. It is a beauty of things modest and humble. A beauty of things unconventional. It is the opposite of vulgarity. The costs of achieving this kind of minimalism are seemingly inconsistent with its mission of aesthetic humility. This kind of luxury is for a select few: The Emperor of Japan had a wabi garden. Wabi is for people who already have a lot.