Loading... Please wait...

NOTE: Due to seasonal demand, listed body parts & butcher shop props are taking 5 business days to manufacture and bodies are taking 7 business days to manufacture. Please call us at (818) 771-0818 to place large orders.

  • Image 1
  • Image 2
  • Image 3

Mummified Tattooed Maori Head


Out of Stock

Product Description

The Maoris of New Zealand believed the preservation of the heads kept their spirits alive. The tattoos were to intimidate their enemies in battle. Many of the tattooed Maori practiced cannibalism. The mummified heads became exotic collector items in Europe in the 19th Century, with museum officials saying some men may have been killed by colonists for their tattoos. Since the late 1800's these stolen heads have been displayed in sideshows and Museums throughout Europe. In the 1980's the Maori people began calling for the return of their heads. As of May 2011 France returned what may be the last 16 of these stolen heads. A curious artifact of a strange time. Perfect for sideshow displays.

Related Products

Click the button below to add the Mummified Tattooed Maori Head to your wish list.