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Daemon
Posted: Thursday, March 09, 2017 12:00:00 AM
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Shrunken Heads

The Shuar people of Ecuador and Peru first came to worldwide attention in the 1800s, after Westerners discovered that the group practiced head shrinking. The custom stems from the belief that severing an enemy's head and shrinking it harnesses the person's spirit and compels it to serve the shrinker. Though cultural restrictions limited the manufacture of shrunken heads, Western demand for the macabre artifacts prompted the Shuar to produce them in greater quantities. How does one shrink a head? More...
ChristopherJohnson
Posted: Thursday, March 09, 2017 6:51:48 AM

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As far as I can remember, some tribes of Papua New Guinea have similar traditions.
Wilmar (USA)
Posted: Thursday, March 09, 2017 5:47:54 PM

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Appalling that some would increase the practice just to have heads to sell to tourists. Explanation on how it is done was quite interesting.
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