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Curiosman
(@skullessence)

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😱 what to say .... 😍😍😍 so tribal for this Salomon island ancestor skull #solomonisland #solomonislandskull #skull #humanskull #ancestorskull #tribalskull #tribalart #oceanie #skullcollector #skullcollection #skullessence

(@king_of_the_creatures)

2018-12-10 10:10:19

💀Solomons💀 A fantastic early postcard I found of some natives with ancestor skulls and skull huts. Marau sound region in the eastern end of Guadalcanal province in the Solomon Islands. . . . . #solomonislands #headhunters #cannibal #travelphotography #melanesia #melanesianskull #shrunkenhead #michaelrockefeller #tribalart #oceania #oceanicart #ancestorskull #skullhut #solomonislandskull #solomonislandskullhut #tattoo #tattoos #tribalartifact #karlincollection #ethnographicart #primitiveart #humanskull #skull

(@king_of_the_creatures)

2018-10-25 22:37:53

💀Solomon Islands Ancestor💀 The important ancestor skulls that were kept in the sacred and worshipped skull houses were very powerful items. They were used to bring good luck, bring success in headhunting raids, and also to place curses. The Solomon Islanders were very neat and picked up any loose hair, finger nails and even gathered up all of their feces. If a piece of the human body was collected by an enemy, they would take it to one of their powerful ancestor skull shrines and ask them to place a curse on the person who’s hair, feces or finger nail was taken. The people believed that nobody just died without foul play. Whether a curse, or war, there was a reason for a death. The ancestor skull shrines were the most sacred and powerful items to the people of the Solomon Islands. . . Provenance-Ex Kevin Conru Belgium. . . #solomonislands #headhunters #cannibal #travelphotography #melanesia #melanesianskull #shrunkenhead #michaelrockefeller #tribalart #oceania #oceanicart #ancestorskull #skullhut #solomonislandskull #solomonislandskullhut #tattoo #tattoos #tribalartifact #karlincollection #ethnographicart #primitiveart #humanskull #skull

(@king_of_the_creatures)

2019-03-10 00:21:26

💀Solomon Islands Skull Hut💀 One of the finest examples of a Solomon Islands skull reliquary hut I’ve ever seen. This hut contains the skull of a very important ancestor. Inside it is filled with ancillary shrine pieces such as tridacna shell ring currency, whales teeth, alligator teeth, Barava carvings and a clay trade pipe used by the ancestor in life. This hut is made of wood and is coated in black parinarium nut paste (a common natural hardening adhesive that was used in the Solomons). These skull huts were typically stored in nearby caves or half open shed huts. They were typically mounted on a post up off the ground. This hut was collected by Kevin Conru near Chea village in the Marovo lagoon on Vangunu island in the Solomons. It is part of the catalogued and published Kevin Conru Solomon Islands collection (catalogue number CS12). It is published in the book “Solomon Islands Art”. Remaining in Kevin’s personal collection for many years, I acquired this piece just before It was being taken to be showcased at Parcours Des Mondes 2018. This is an absolute dream piece to add to the Karlin Collection.🌴💀💀💀🌴 . . . . #solomonislands #skullhut #skullhouse #kosa #solomonislandskull #tribalart #parcoursdesmondes #kevinconru #oceania #oceanicart #melanesia #melanesian #primitiveart #bruneaf #tribaltattoo #skull #humanskull #worldtravel #architecturephotography #tattoo #dayakskull #shrunkenhead #conrucollection #artcollector #tribalartcollector #karlincollection

(@king_of_the_creatures)

2018-05-23 22:05:11

🌴💀Asmat Human Bone Harpoon💀🌴 When the Asmat took the head of an enemy, parts of the body were used. The tibia of an important and powerful enemy was taken and carved into a harpoon. It was one final insult to the enemy. The power of the victim was absorbed and passed into the instrument in which the piece of them was fashioned. These examples are very rare and nearly never seen in private collections. This is an extraordinary example that was collected by Father Gerard Zegwaard during his stay in Asmat with the tribes back in the 50’s. This harpoon would date back to the early 20th century possibly earlier. Carved out of a human tibia bone and lashed together with rattan and jungle fibers. Truly a new favorite of the Karlin collection! Provenance: Collected by Gerard Zegwaard 1950’s: Private collection France: Ex Adamowicz Collection: Karlin Collection . . . Custom stand by @deathisnttheend whom constructs all stands for the Karlin Collection . . #asmat #asmatskull #papuanewguinea #asmatharpoon #michaelrockefeller #png #solomonislandskull #vanuatuskull #dayakskull #primitifart #primitiveart #tribalcarving #tribalart #oceania #oceanicart #iatmulskull #authentictribal #shrunkenhead #taxidermy #humanskull #dental #realhumanskull #worldtravel #tattoo #karlincollection

(@king_of_the_creatures)

2018-07-30 12:59:34

🌴💀Solomon Islands Skull Hut💀🌴 This is a 19th century Solomon Islands skull hut. It came from the personal collection of Billy Jamieson. The Nusa Roviana were a fierce headhunting tribe. The head is placed in the hut along with multiple bakiha and poata disks and rings that were made from seashells in that region and used as currency. The ritual of headhunting is a thing of the past, but is survived by incredible antiquities such as this to retell the stories! #solomonislandskull #skullhut #solomonislands # #headhunter #headhunted #skullhouse #billyjamieson #authentic #antiquity #oceanicart #tribalart #karlincollection

(@king_of_the_creatures)

2018-07-30 12:59:53

🌴💀Solomon Islands Skull Hut💀🌴 This is a 19th century Solomon Islands skull hut. It came from the personal collection of Billy Jamieson. The Nusa Roviana were a fierce headhunting tribe and were known for their trophy skulls. The head is placed in the hut along with multiple bakiha and poata, disks and rings that were made from seashells in that region and used as currency. The ritual of headhunting is a thing of the past, but is survived by incredible antiquities such as this to retell the stories! #solomonislandskull #skullhut #solomonislands #headhunter #headhunted #skullhouse #billyjamieson #authentic #antiquity #oceanicart #tribalart