Shrunken head of Jivaro

The shrunken heads of Jivaro

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Wikipedia, 2014. Shrunken Head. [Online]
Available at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shrunken_head

William Jamieson Tribal Art, 2013. Introduction to the Jivaro Indian. [Online]
Available at: http://www.head-hunter.com/jivaro.html

William Jamieson Tribal Art, 2013. The National Geographic Magazine, October 1921, pgs. 328-333. [Online]
Available at: http://www.head-hunter.com/ng.html

Comments

Seriously?
I'm very interrested to see your reaction when they do something like that to a close one of yours...
Seriously??
WT#!!!

yes i agree without the money side to it i guess its ok for the tribal purposes

angieblackmon's picture

things i'm glad have gone out of style...

love, light and blessings

AB

rbflooringinstall's picture

none of my close ones would be stupid enough to piss off the Jivaro.

Peace and Love,

Ricky.

Same thing to you!
Seriously?
I'm very interrested to see your reaction when they do something like that to a close one of yours...

WT#!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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