Decorative tribal object from the Philippines. Real boar skull, fixed on a kind of mat. It is a wild boar sacrificed by the Mombaki, Shaman of the Ifugao. These kind of objects are still hung in the house of the Shaman.
Period: last quarter of the 20th century.
The Ifugao are known for their past as headhunters. The two main reasons for the Ifugao for head hunting were: honour revenge and prestige. The practices of headhunting belongs to the past since a century. The traditions of the Ifugao are still maintained.
- Mombaki sacrificial boar skull
- Ethnic group/ culture
- Region/ country
- Ifugao, Philippines
- Bone, Wood
- Late 20th century
- Fair condition, used with visible signs of wear
- Sold with stand
- 25×36×25 cm