Seller: visualstudies (217) 97.8%, Location: San Francisco, California, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 223013584531 IFUGAO TRIBAL USED ANTIQUE 19TH CENTURY HUMAN HEAD HUNTING TROPHY SKULL HAND CARVED WOOD MOUNT BOARD! THIS IS A VERY OLD ANTIQUE IFUGAO HEAD HUNTING TROPHY ARTIFACT FROM THE 1800’S. THIS REMARKABLE PIECE COMES FROM THE HEAD HUNTING TRIBE: "IFUGAO" IN THE CORDILLERA MOUNTAINS ON THE ISLAND "LUZON" IN THE PHILIPPINES. IT IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. THIS IS A RARE AND UNUSUAL PIECE THAT HAS A FINE, RICH, DARK, PATINA AND RATTAN WEAVING FOR MOUNTING A HUMAN HEAD HUNTING TROPHY SKULL TO A WALL; FROM THE INTERIOR OF AN IFUGAO HUT WHERE IT WAS USED AS A PIECE OF TRIBAL DECORATION. THIS UNUSUAL AND EXTREMELY RARE ITEM MEASURES APPROXIMATELY 19 INCHES LONG, BY 11 INCHES WIDE, BY 2 INCHES DEEP. THIS IS AN EXTRAORDINARY PIECE OF OLD TRIBAL ART! IT’S THE VERY BEST AND LARGEST IFUGAO HEAD HUNTING TROPHY SKULL PIECE THAT I HAVE EVER OFFERED ON EBAY! IT HAS GREAT OLD PATINA THAT SHOWS WEAR AND SIGNS OF TRIBAL USE. THIS REMARKABLE PIECE COME FROM MY GRANDFATHER'S OLD TRIBAL ART COLLECTION. HE WORKED IN SOUTHEAST ASIA, SOUTH AMERICA, AND AMERICA'S SOUTH WEST IN THE 30'S. HE TRAVELED TO BURMA, INDONESIA, THE PHILIPPINES, EUROPE, AND MEXICO WITH A NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE PHOTOGRAPHER. HE COLLECTED THIS PIECE DURING HIS TRAVELS. 14 DAY NO QUESTIONS ASKED RETURN POLICY! SATISFACTION GUARANTEED!THANKS FOR LOOKING. PLEASE SEE THE OTHER ITEMS THAT I HAVE UP FOR AUCTION. I HOPE YOU ARE THE LUCKEY WINNER... GOOD LUCK TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER! ALL THE BEST TO YOU AND YOURS... THANK YOU: DAVE INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PAY FOR THE ACTUAL COST OF THE SHIPPING SERVICE THEY SELECT... Headhunting is the practice of taking and preserving a person's head after killing the person. Headhunting was practiced in historic times in parts of Oceania, South Asia and Southeast Asia, West and Central Africa, and Mesoamerica, as well as Europe. It occurred in Europe to the end of the Middle Ages in Ireland and the Anglo-Scottish border regions, and until the 19th century in Montenegro, Croatia, Albania and western parts of Herzegovina. The headhunting practice has been the subject of intense study within the anthropological community, where scholars try to assess and interpret its social roles, functions, and motivations. Anthropological writings explore themes in headhunting that include mortification of the rival, ritual violence, cosmologicalbalance, the display of manhood, cannibalism, dominance over the body and soul of his enemies in life and afterlife, as a trophy and proof of killing(achievement in hunting), show of greatness, prestige by taking on a rival's spirit and power, and as a means of securing the services of the victim as a slave in the afterlife.Today's scholars generally agree that headhunting's primary function was ritual and ceremonial. It was part of the process of structuring, reinforcing, and defending hierarchical relationships between communities and individuals. Some experts theorize that the practice stemmed from the belief that the head contained "soul matter" or life force, which could be harnessed through its capture. Condition: EXCELLENT CONDITION. THIS IS A RARE AND UNUSUAL PIECE THAT HAS A FINE, RICH, DARK, PATINA AND RATTAN WEAVING FOR MOUNTING A HUMAN HEAD HUNTING TROPHY SKULL TO A WALL.