Ifugao People North Luzon, Philippines . This skulls were taken in tribal wars to get the power of the enemies, the skull gives the owner a good reputation, as a strong warrior and an highly respected member of the tribe.


the skulls of the ancetors or forefathers were used as honourable objects in their lives. The skulls were decorated or painted. The relatives liked to hang them around their necks or to use them in the night as a pillow. They expeded from this habit to get inspirations and magical power from their ancestors for all the problems of their daily lives.

used as a pillow,
Asmat tribe, New Guinea


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