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Headhunter Knife – The Philippines

Not actually having cut off someone’s head, this knife is the festive copy of ones that were meant for just that! In the 1970’s, anthropologist Renato Rosaldo did longterm fieldwork among the Ilongot headhunters of the Philippines, trying to understand the urge these people would occasionally feel to […]

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Wodaabe Dagger – Niger

The nomadic tribe of Wodaabe, “under the taboo of purity”, travel the Southern edge of Sahara as cattle-herders. Renown for the cultivation of beauty, the Woodabe believe themselves to be the most beautiful people in the world! This dagger, produced by a Hausa smith, was […]

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