An Ethiopian 20th century headrest hand-carved f
Single wood. Headrests have been used in Ethiopia for generations to protect elaborate hairdos or keep the sleeper’s head off the ground and away from bugs and insects.
The personal nature of the headrest is reflected in the vocabulary used to describe them in two of Ethiopia's most commonly spoken languages. In Amharic, they are known as yagertera (“pillow of my land”), while in Oromiffaa, they are called boraatiz (“tomorrow-you”)