Small shaman skull scrimshaw with horse hair decorationDomestic: Flat-rate of $20.00 to anywhere within the contiguous U.S.Europe: Flat-rate of $15.00 to anywhere within Europe.International: Foreign shipping rates are determined by destination.Combined shipping: Please ask about combined shipping for multiple lots before bidding.Location: This item ships from Italy
DIMENSIONS: diameter: cm 34 X 12,5 (inch 14" x 5") WEIGHT: 2.10 kg.
DESCRIPTION: Ceremonial scrimshaw skull, collected at the market of Niki Niki, a small town in the central highland of West Timor. Beneath the thin veneer of Christianity in West Timor, animism, the oldest religion in the world, still pervades the lives of the average Atoni. The Dukun or village shaman is responsible for timing of rituals and brings out the ceremonial skulls at the appropriate time, then all the village is involved in the ritual. This particular skull, obtained from a small animal, is decorated with black horse hair and a simple designed face is engraved on the top
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