Buy Some Authentic Human Trophy Skulls Online
by Tracy Vanity
Tribal Arts Asia is selling some impressive human skulls online, including Tibetan ritual skull cap bowls.
So where did these skulls come from? According to their site which is annoyingly in all caps but informative:
THE IFUGAO TRIBE, FROM THE PHILIPPINES, PLACE HEAD HUNTED
HUMAN TROPHY SKULLS OUTSIDE OF THEIR HUTS, AS WELL AS,
MOUNT THEM OVER THEIR HEARTHS INSIDE OF THEIR HOMES.
THE DAYAK, IFUGAO, AND NAGA HUMAN SKULLS ARE HEAD HUNTING TROPHIES.
THE ASMAT, VANUATU, AND PALAWAN HUMAN SKULLS ARE ALSO CONSIDERED
“ANCESTOR” SKULLS. THE DIFFERENCE IS; HEAD HUNTED SKULLS
ARE ACQUIRED FROM ENEMY VICTIMS!
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.
Prices range from $2800 – $8500 depending on the skull. Seems a bit cheap for a human skull but I’m not really privy to how much human skulls typically go for. Some of them are very beautifully decorated.
You can check out the skull galleries here, here, and here That’s a lot of skulls and who knows just how this company acquired them…you don’t just walk up to some cannibal tribe and ask to buy a trophy skull…or do you?