“We, the people of Kenya....
PROUD of our ethnic, cultural and religious diversity, and determined to live in peace and unity as one indivisible sovereign nation...
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Kenya in 100 Objects
"Cultural and heritage objects provide access to a country’s history and are the foundation for cultural and social identity."
Wooden African headrest which was made from a single piece of wood by the Turkana tribe of Kenya. In the pastoralist Turkana culture, headrests are carved using a spear blade. These Turkana headrests are multifunctional objects for the Turkana. As Turkana hairstyles are often shaved on the back of the head and focus the hairstyle on the top, these serve to preserve the hairstyles as well as to support the heads and the flat, oval-shaped top surface also allows the headrest to serve as a small sitting stool.
Source: Bower Museum
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