Compañía de Danza Folklórica Tenochtitlán. I've always wanted to learn Pre-Columbian Dance, never too late.

Compañía de Danza Folklórica Tenochtitlán. I've always wanted to learn Pre-Columbian Dance, never too late.

Ecuador c. 1934 A tsantsa from the Jivaro tribe in Ecuador. This photograph of the shrunken head was taken right after the head was shrunk.

A Shrunken Head From Ecuador

Ecuador c. 1934 A tsantsa from the Jivaro tribe in Ecuador. This photograph of the shrunken head was taken right after the head was shrunk.

Shrunken head in the process…The only tribes known to have shrunken human heads are of the Shuar, Achuar, Huambisa and Aguaruna tribes, all found in Ecuador and Peru.  The process of shrinking the heads were part of important rituals, originally having a religious significance; shrinking the head of an enemy was believed to harness the spirit of the captured enemy and compel him to serve the shrinker, in order to prevent the soul from avenging his death. The English term headhunting comes…

Shrunken head in the process…The only tribes known to have shrunken human heads are of the Shuar, Achuar, Huambisa and Aguaruna tribes, all found in Ecuador and Peru. The process of shrinking the heads were part of important rituals, originally having a religious significance; shrinking the head of an enemy was believed to harness the spirit of the captured enemy and compel him to serve the shrinker, in order to prevent the soul from avenging his death. The English term headhunting comes…

Antique for sale Shrunken head or tsantsa Shuar or Jivaro from Amazonia Mask Head Sculpture Fine arts architecture

Antique for sale Shrunken head or tsantsa Shuar or Jivaro from Amazonia Mask Head Sculpture Fine arts architecture

https://flic.kr/p/HAVgGL | Shuars Tsantzas. | by Samuel Musungayi.

https://flic.kr/p/HAVgGL | Shuars Tsantzas. | by Samuel Musungayi.

Ramon, a Shuar shaman, Upper Amazon, Peru. A Price on Their Heads, pg. 20 #TravelsWithMyself

Ramon, a Shuar shaman, Upper Amazon, Peru. A Price on Their Heads, pg. 20 #TravelsWithMyself

Indígena shuar de Morona Santiago

Indígena shuar de Morona Santiago

Niño shuar rezando

Niño shuar rezando

Mapuche Machi is a shaman in the Mapuche culture, Chile in South America; and is also an important character and the Mapuche mythology.

Mapuche Machi is a shaman in the Mapuche culture, Chile in South America; and is also an important character and the Mapuche mythology.

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