Headhunters – Only if you are alive

Headhunters of Borneo - Only if you are alive
Only if you are alive when they take your skull can the Borneo headhunters carve their ornate tribal patterns. To take the head from your opponent in battle is the highest honour. Once the head is yours then the vanquished will be your slave in the afterlife, so much at stake.

Many of the skulls featured in the shot are believed to be over 200 years old and possibly from Portuguese sailors who invaded the islands.

A very rare collection which I was fortunate to find on temporary loan to a well known Hackney Curiosity shop when I was writing a feature article about the shop for a collectors magazine.

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