Finely cut coconut shell and brass “Kalabubu” headhunter warrior trophy necklace from the Indonesian Island of Nias. Similar necklaces were worn by aristocratic men in southern Nias.They formed part of a man's heirloom possessions and were high prestige items. They were a declaration that the wearer had taken a human head from an outsider group and had brought it back to the village thereby bringing creative and protective forces to the community. Headhunting was associated with nobility, masculinity, and power.
Size: 15" H x 9 3/4" W (About 11 1/4" H without included stand)
Place of Origin: Indonesia
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