We are pleased to offer this 20th century finely cut coconut shell and brass “Kalabubu” headhunter warrior trophy necklace from the Indonesian Island of Nias. This circular necklace features brass wire strung with coconut shell discs and tapers in a circular form and has a brass clasp closure. Measures approximately 9.5" x 8.75". Condition Report: Very good with normal wear consistent with age.
History: These type necklaces were worn by aristocratic man in southern Nias. They formed part of a Nias man’s heirloom possessions and were high prestige items. They were a declaration that the wearer had taken a human head from an outsider group and had brought it back to the village thereby bringing creative and protective forces to the community. Headhunting was associated with nobility, masculinity, and power.
Customers are always welcome to pick up from our store during business hours. We offer combine shipping per request. Savings are passed along to our customers; shipping cost is based on packaging, size and weight of combined items.
ABOUT US: We are a consignment store located in Lewisville, Texas and have been proudly selling since 2002. Our large showroom is filled with quality furniture, art and collectibles solely from our consignor's estates and private collections.
Please note: Texas customers are subject to pay 8.25% sales tax.
VINTAGE NOTE: Please remember this item had a previous life. Therefore, there may be light scratches, imperfections or other minor signs of wear. Although we do our very best to describe and provide the correct information about the item, we are not an expert.