The gruesome practice of preparing shrunken heads originally had religious significance. Shrinking the head of an enemy was believed to harness his spirit and compel him to serve the head shrinker. It was also said to prevent the victim from avenging his death. Many ancient island cultures performed this ritual, carrying the tiny heads of their victims on belts or wearing them as adornments to symbolize their great power and status.
This is a fierce tribal wrist cuff bracelet, featuring gunmetal 'shrunken head' beads layered with rows of heavy snake chain in antiqued silver, burnished chain link, silver spike dangles, and gorgeous Victorian flourish connectors.
Skulls - 8x11mm
Entire piece - 6.5" long, with 2" extender
Model / MUA / Styling - Lana Moon Nyman
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