MONDAY NIGHT ZOOM LECTURES: THE DECORATED BODY – TAASA Review June 2022
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7 March 2022 Dedicated Followers of Fashion: Indonesian Headhunters After introducing the lecture series, Marianne Hulsbosch used a wide range of photographs to reveal the world of the semi-nomadic Alifuru headhunters of Ceram island in the Maluku archipelago, eastern Indonesian.
Believing their ancestors controlled all aspects of their life and that the central life force was contained in the head, she explained that each man needed to kill as many male enemies as possible to gain power and have fertile crops and animals.
Your first kill meant you could wear a special headdress to protect your hair, dipped in the red blood, with a coconut shell and feathers, and you were called a Tulalay, a rooster...