The Practice of Headhunting


















Dr. Fong Says:
They take out the skull, sew the eyes shut and boil them with tannins to preserve them.


Know Your Shrunken Heads...

1. This one looks like a local boy.

2. That's a monkey.

3. This one could be an explorer, but I'm betting it was a missionary.

"The Shuar in Amazonian Ecuador and Peru practiced headhunting in order to make shrunken heads and use them for ritual purposes."

Headhunting Wiki
Head-Hunter.com

6 Comments:

Osiris said...

Those savages will do just about anything to the human body. I just can't see any legitimate purpose in this practice. Still, I would love to own one, are any for sale in the Dr Fong curio shop?

Dr. Fong said...

They do it for power!
Control a man's deformed skin after he is dead and you control the man.. maybe.

As for having any for sale, I know that many places sell reproductions.
We don't have any reproductions.

Osiris said...

Dr Fong, you know me, would I ever purchace a reproduction shrunken head? Let's be serious here, I want the real deal.

Neighbour Of Teh Hoors said...

They had a couple of shrunken heads (2 fake, 1 real) at our museum when I was a kid. The ancestors of the real ones turned up and asked to get it back...

Joyful Ministries, Inc. said...

Dear Santa:

We've been pretty good this year. Even managed to stop setting things on fire. Mostly. Anyway, the thing we want most for Chrimbo is a Do It Yourself Shrunken Head Kit. And a Unicorn. But mainly the DIY Shrunken Head Kit because we've got a coworker with the perfect BIG FAT HEAD for shrinkn'.

Thank you Santa.

You know where we live.

xoxo, JMI

Santa Claus said...

I cannot, in good conscience, provide you with a Shrunken Head Kit. You have still been quite naughty this year ( you know what I mean). A lump of coal is the best you can hope for this year. Also, it is CHRISTMAS, not Chrimbo; that is blasphemy.

Yours Truly,

Santa Claus

PS= I have been hitting the eggnog pretty hard this season, and I do know where you live, so watch it.