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Website about shrunken heads
swizzle
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Joined: Jun 03, 2007
Posts: 1236
From: Melbourne,Australia
Posted: 2011-12-15 04:11 am   Permalink

Whilst reading a thread on another website i'm a member of, i came across this link about shrunken heads. The pictures are fairly small but if you click on them most of them will come up slightly larger. They are photos of real shrunken heads, so just a warning if you're squeamish.

http://www.angelfire.com/id2/tower7/jivaro.htm
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Gsc
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Joined: Feb 18, 2014
Posts: 14
From: Texas
Posted: 2014-02-22 03:04 am   Permalink

Cool sight.

I'm a new member but have always lived a "tiki" lifestyle. One of my passions is collecting Sideshow Gaffs- many pf these items can overlap into Tiki Decorating/Collecting. Pictured is a replica Maori Head, "Blackbeard's Booger", a few of my Shrunken Heads and one of my Feegee Mermaids.











Just wanted to share.

If you're ever on eBay, do a key word seach for "sideshow gaffs" ...every now and then really nice Feegee Mermaids pop up (currently a good one of there)... there's some good shrunken head replicas (utilizing real human hair)... and other goodies.

Graham


 
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Gsc
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Joined: Feb 18, 2014
Posts: 14
From: Texas
Posted: 2014-02-22 03:08 am   Permalink

Here's a clearer pics of my replica Shrunken Heads (out of their glass domes)!




Being a newbie, when I went to do my first post it was suggested that I look for an existing post... hopefully I'm doing this right and not hijacking someone elses post!

Graham


 
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Gsc
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Joined: Feb 18, 2014
Posts: 14
From: Texas
Posted: 2014-02-22 03:13 am   Permalink

Here's a close up (from the artist) of a few of the heads in my last group post (much better than my iPhone pics)














 
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ted tiki
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Joined: Oct 11, 2004
Posts: 199
From: minneapolis
Posted: 2014-02-22 06:14 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2014-02-22 03:08, Gsc wrote:
Here's a clearer pics of my replica Shrunken Heads (out of their glass domes)!




Being a newbie, when I went to do my first post it was suggested that I look for an existing post... hopefully I'm doing this right and not hijacking someone elses post!

Graham



How did you get Dee Dee Ramone to let you shrink his head? (bottom pic for those not in the know)


 
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TikiTacky
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Joined: Nov 23, 2010
Posts: 1319
Posted: 2014-02-22 08:12 am   Permalink

Those are fantastic replicas! Where did you get them? Do you make them?

 
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Gsc
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Joined: Feb 18, 2014
Posts: 14
From: Texas
Posted: 2014-02-22 09:05 am   Permalink

Hello TikiTacky,

They are from a few different "gaff" artists. There's a handful of artists out there that make 'em from time to time...playing close detail to skin texture, using real human hair, etc. Keep an eye on eBay using the key words "sideshow gaff" or "shrunken head". They look MUCH more realistic than the common goat skin tourists heads. Price ranges normally from ~$145-$400 ea. Compared to the coast of a REAL head ($5000 +).

Graham


 
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danlovestikis
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Joined: Jun 17, 2002
Posts: 7631
Posted: 2014-02-22 09:28 am   Permalink

What a great way to introduce yourself to the Tiki Central Ohana. I will always picture you this way!
Dan is boxing up your severed head as I type. Wendy


 
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Gsc
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Joined: Feb 18, 2014
Posts: 14
From: Texas
Posted: 2014-02-22 10:21 am   Permalink

Thank you Wendy! I wasn't sure if new members were encouraged to make a introductory post or not---from what I saw, everyone seems big on posting like minded things in related threads instead of starting a new thread. I feel bad at kinda hi-jacking Swizzle's thread but the link provided is a pretty good one on shrunken heads.

This site has a wealth of info on it! I'm still going through all the older pages!

Looking forward to the severed head!!!!!!

Graham


 
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Big Kahuna
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Joined: Apr 11, 2007
Posts: 2485
From: SoMass
Posted: 2014-02-22 10:33 am   Permalink

Great stuff, but I can't help but noticing they all seem to have British Invasion haircuts!

 
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swizzle
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Joined: Jun 03, 2007
Posts: 1236
From: Melbourne,Australia
Posted: 2014-02-22 7:27 pm   Permalink

You haven't hi-jacked my thread at all Gsc. You've done exactly the right thing, used the search button to find a thread that already covers the topic you are looking for and given it a bump so that people who may have missed it the first time can discover something new.

Even if the thread is old and some of the information might not be relevant anymore it's much better to add to that thread as opposed to starting a new one and clogging up the forum. It can be interesting to read what may have been said several years ago and whether it still applies to today and if/how things might have changed.

Great contribution for your first few posts and welcome to TC.


 
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VampiressRN
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Joined: Nov 23, 2006
Posts: 6166
From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2014-02-22 10:49 pm   Permalink

I am quite fond of my Shrunken Head from Thor. I used to keep it in the Tiki Lounge but when Corona Contessa came over to play cards, she said it jinxed her. I moved it to my "Out of Africa" master bath and he is very happy there.
Edit...forgot to say...welcome to TC Gsc.




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