TROPHY SKULL # 22
HAND CARVED HUMAN BONE AND SHELL
headhunters. The Iban and Kenyah tribes were the primary culprits,
who launched headhunting war parties throughout Borneo and the surrounding
area to take human heads, usually in revenge for a past insult or attack.
enemy heads, during massive coordinated raids in Borneo's interior,
and throughout coastal Kalimantan.
The Dayak live in long houses, which are structures of hardwood posts that
can be hundreds of meters long, usually located along river banks.
At the front there are long communal platforms. On the back
are individual households apartments for each family.
THE DAYAK TRIBE, FROM BORNEO ISLAND
INDONESIA, CARVE DESIGNS INTO THE SKULLS
OF THEIR HEADHUNTED VICTIMS AND INSERT WOODEN FIGURES.
THE DAYAK, IFUGAO, AND NAGA HUMAN SKULLS ARE HEAD HUNTING TROPHIES.
"ANCESTOR" SKULLS. THE DIFFERENCE IS; HEAD HUNTED SKULLS
ARE ACQUIRED FROM ENEMY
ANCESTOR SKULLS ARE COLLECTED AND VENERATED TO REMEMBER
DECEASED FAMILY MEMBERS. THE IFUGAO COLLECT BONES OF DEAD
RELATIVES; WRAP THEM IN TRIBAL TEXTILES, AND STORE THEM IN THE
RAFTERS UNDER THEIR HUTS. HUMAN SKULLS AND SKULL CAPS FROM
NEPAL ARE RITUAL OFFERTORY VESSELS THAT ARE USED AS
DRINKING CUPS IN TIBETAN BUDDHIST CEREMONIES.