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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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Pwoom Itok Mask – DR Congo

By its name alone, you get the impression of something powerful. Pwoom itok! With characteristic cone-shaped eyes with holes around the sides, colourful decorations, a crown of feathers, and a slightly anticipating facial expression, the mask is meant to be worn by a dancer, resembling an old, wise man, […]

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