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SALE 200 OFF - Shrunken Head Collection Under Glass Dome

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For hundreds of years the Amazonian Cannibalistic Jivaro tribe collected the heads of their enemies and used a very guarded secret "recipe" to then shrink the severed heads and preserve them as talismans and trophies! During the turn of the century when wealthy white people began traveling the globe these heads became a popular souvenir from their trip. These tribes began literally killing each other to make the shrunken heads to trade these travelers for mere trinkets. Thankfully the government eventually got involved and put a ceasefire to the practice in order to keep these tribes from going extinct.

Now however, in efforts to increase tourism and to keep old traditions alive, these same tribes are making these shrunken heads again.....only not by killing people. These heads are made from the hides of wild animals that are hunted for food. These are Alpaca, goat, wild hog, etc hides that are treated in much the same way as the original heads, only these are then hand sculpted and made to look like the originals. These are very life-like with hair, eyebrows and eyelashes, various forms of beards and other facial hair too. Some heads include small long bones in the mouths or hair or large porcupine quills too (also available upon request) and each has a defined and ornate mouth, lips, eyes, nose and ears.

No two heads are alike and each brings its own unique look to the piece, your heads may vary from photos. The picture shows 4 heads and they are on a custom made copper tree stand to hold them up and in place for proper viewing on the wooden base. The hand blown glass globe measures approx 9" wide and almost 12" high and gives a wonderful finish to this unique piece.

I welcome custom orders and requests so if you have anything in mind, just ask, and i will surely be able to work something out with you......check out my store for other variations and pieces. These can be internally lit with as well for an additional charge.
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SALE 200 OFF - Shrunken Head Collection Under Glass Dome


Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: animal hide, bone, copper, wood, glass, love
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 81 reviews
  • Favorited by: 180 people