Shrunken head pendant - Brass pendant

  • $89.00 USD

The ultimate voodoo witch accessory. Bad ass and bold this piece is sure to turn heads!
A little bit dark this modern take on the shrunken head is not for the meek, turn any outfit killer with this piece.

A shrunken head is a severed and specially prepared human head that is used for trophy, ritual, or trade purposes.
Traditionally Headhunting has occurred in many regions of the world, but the practice of head shrinking has only been documented in the northwestern region of the Amazon rainforest. The only tribes known to have shrunken human heads are of the Jivaroan tribes. These include the Shuar, Achuar, Huambisa and Aguaruna tribes, found in Ecuador and Peru. The Shuar call a shrunken head a tsantsa, also transliterated tzantza. Many tribe leaders would show off their heads to scare enemies.
In the head shrinking tradition, it is believed that coating the skin in ash keeps the muisak, or avenging soul, from seeping out.

9x5cm at widest points including chopsticks


Necklace not included

Materials: Brass

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