Tribal Kalabubu Necklace from Nias



This neck ring called Kalabubu is handmade in coconut and brass. Necklaces like these were worn by warrior men called head-hunters in the island of Nias, off the Western coast of Sumatra in Indonesia.
As a symbol of high prestige, the warriors were only allowed to wear this necklace once they had killed an enemy and brought his head back to the village.
By carrying the enemies head back to the village the warrior brought protective forces to his community.
Dimensions: ca 24cm wide x 40 - 44cm tall with stand and it comes complete with a blackened metal stand and it's story printed for you inside a beautiful envelope. Being artisan crafted each necklace is slightly different.
The price is for 1 necklace. If you buy 2 we will give you 2 different heights of stands to create a nice composition like in the photo. 
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