The Tsantsa were shrunken human heads that were made smaller using a very accurate and complex process, involving excision of skull, boiling and removal of internal soft parts with several steps leading finally to reduce the size of the head to 1/4 of the original size.
It was initially a religious rite used by some tribes of Melanesia and of the Amazon basin, to imprison the avenging soul of the defeated warrior.
This very interesting replica depicts a warrior of the Munduruca tribe of Brazil.
Accompanied by a characteristic print on canvas, where is explained the history of the Tsantsa.
Size: 100 x 80 x 50 mm
Weight: 160 g
- Munduruca Warrior Shrunken Head replica
- Scientific Name
- 100×80×50 mm
- 160 g