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Hunter's torch "kalabubu"Nias Island - Indonesia(H: 26 cm, Diam.: 23 cm)Coconut discs on brass frameThis necklace was a prestigious male ornament, celebrating a warrior success. It signified that its wearer had appropriated an enemy human head, bringing protective forces to his community at the same time.Bibliography: L' or des îles - Ornements et bijoux ethniques de l'Insulinde - 2002 - Editions Somogy, p. 273Expert: M. Jean-Pierre Lacoste

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