IFUGAO TRIBE: HEAD HUNTING TROPHY SKULL #7 RATTAN CARRYING HANDLE, BOAR TUSKS, BOAR HAIR, ANIMAL TAIL, HUMAN SKULL. THE IFUGAO TRIBE, FROM THE PHILIPPINES, PLACE HEAD HUNTED HUMAN TROPHY SKULLS OUTSIDE OF THEIR HUTS, AS WELL AS, MOUNT THEM OVER THEIR HEARTHS INSIDE OF THEIR HOMES.
A skull is an unusual relic not indifferent to our European eyes. Tangible and material traces of dead ancestors, relics keep the memory of the deceased, the link between the world of the living and the dead. An important worship visited these relics through prayer and sacrifice. They even informed of important decisions to be taken by an individual or a community.