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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. The picture does not show the head or base you will receive, i will send one very similar. This piece is on an ornate vintage metal base with a matching glass dome. The whole piece stands about 10.5" high. As an additional effect, these Particular heads can be lit internally with an ECO-friendly LED bulb that gives off just a low glowing affect perfect for nigh-time or cabinet viewing, a great night light. If left on 24hrsd a day all year long it only cost about 40 cents to run and gives of ZERO heat! I can wire This piece with the bulb, cord and switch for a 25$ add-on.

SHIPPING OUTSIDE USA? please message me for a shipping quote, it may be more less than the 50$ posted or there may be a cheaper speed, etc. ill get right back to you.

I love custom orders and requests, so please feel free to ask if you have any questions I will get your message and respond quickly!
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Shrunken Head In Glass Dome



  • Handmade item
  • Materials: animal hide, bone, metal, glass, led, copper, love
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 76 reviews
  • Favorited by: 170 people