An authentic shrunken head. (please follow minkshmink on pinterest) #scary #freak
Madre mapuche con sus hijos frente a su ruka, 1930. Fotografía de Roberto Gerstmann (1896-1960?). En: “Roberto Gerstmann: Fotografías, paisajes y territorios latinoamericanos”. Alvarado Pérez, Margarita. Editorial Pehuén. 2009.
From the South Florida Museum of Natural History/Graves Museum. Unlike the traditional Jivaro tsantsa, this shrunken head does not have its lips sewn shut. A photo of this little head once appeared on boxes of Kellogg's Frosted Flakes but was soon replaced by the better-known image of Tony the Tiger.
This is an authentic, ceremonial shrunken head made by the Shuar people. Some of the characteristics of a real tsantsa are the long hair, sealed orifices, and sewn lips, the strap used the hang the head, and the dark, polished color. via The College of Physicians of Philadelphia and Mütter Museum