Double Headrest Bed  (Senufo People, The Republic of Ivory Coast)

Double Headrest Bed (Senufo People, The Republic of Ivory Coast) - Senufo Beds And Stools

Double Headrest Bed (Senufo People, The Republic of Ivory Coast)

25 x 101 x 38.5 ″Hand carved of hardwood. These beds are designed and constructed by the largely animist, Senufo People from the Republic of Ivory Coast. The process of designing and preserving the form of such objects requires a deep knowledge of craft as transmitted via oral tradition over centuries. The simple elegance of this bed enhances its sculptural quality as a functional work of art. This is likely the largest, extant, Senufo day bed. It features a mainly flat surface with minimal adornments and a grand, sloping headrest. The monumentally tapered legs are carved from a single tree trunk. Only a very influential chief of the Senufo could have afforded the transport of such a giant tree. The bed is marked by a rich, dark brown patina with no signs of indigenous repairs.
$19,969.00