I have compiled a wealth of uniq. Stunning carved Dayak headhunter/trophy skull. This is a 100% copy of the original.
One of many ancestral/headhunting trophy skulls I have listed. THIS SKULL IS NOT REAL! But one of the best available cast from a real human skull. As a practice, headhunting has been the subject of intense discussion within the anthropological community as to its possible social roles, functions, and motivations.
Themes that arise in anthropological writings about headhunting include mortification of the rival, ritual violence, cosmological balance, the display of manhood, cannibalism, prestige, and as a means of securing the services of the victim as a slave in the afterlife. Contemporary scholars generally agree that its primary function was ceremonial and that it was part of the process of structuring, reinforcing, and defending hierarchical relationships between communities and individuals. Some experts theorize that the practice stemmed from the belief that the head contained "soul matter" or life force, which could be harnessed through its capture.The Iban Dayak's "Ngayau" ritual headhunting rules specify; the first time a warrior takes a head or captures a prisoner, he must present that head or captive to his superior to acknowledge his leadership. In addition, the Dayak Ngayau headhunting regulations dictate; if a warrior takes two heads or captives, one must be given to his leader; the other is kept by the worrier responsible for the kill or capture.
The Asmat Tribe, from Irian Jaya. On the other hand, collect and worship ancestor skulls to remember their deceased family members.Each Asmat sub group decorate their skulls differently. The Asmat usually use feathers, seeds and carved sea shell nose rings to decorate their skulls. I do my best to bring you unique and sometimes very rare items. The item "MUSEUM QUALITY CARVED DAYAK ANCESTRAL HEADHUNTED TROPHY HUMAN SKULL RESIN" is in sale since Sunday, June 9, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Science & Medicine (1930-Now)\Medicine, Dentistry\Other Medical Collectibles". The seller is "thecurioemporium1" and is located in PHICHIT. This item can be shipped worldwide.