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Sunday, January 10, 2010

Hobbies, Long Gone- of the day

Shrunken heads

From the late 1800s until the 1930s, Europeans traded muskets for heads shrunk by the Shuar people of the Ecuadoran and Peruvian jungle, says William Jamieson, an ancient and tribal art dealer in Toronto. The Shuar didn't so much collect them as accumulate them, but Europeans collected them as curiosities.


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