Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Bring Me the Head of Markus Lindstrom!

Italian artist Giulio Artioli brings us the final remains of the unfortunate Prof. Markus Lindstrom . Browse the rest of his site and you'll find some other interesting specimens.


CoastConFan said...

That’s a pretty good head replica and it’s quite close to the ones shown in the Wikipedia article. As far as it goes, the articles completely leaves out headhunting (and shrinking) from other areas outside of the Amazon. It is a nice addition to the curio cabinet.

There is a good article about head shrinking on called How to Prepare a Shrunken-Head and is pretty close to my research findings in the late 1960s (sparked by an article in his 1929 edition of Ripley’s Believe It or Not). As a note, generally the smoking leaves the head with a beef jerky kind of color and texture. I have had a couple of goat skin tourist copies, which were more or less passable with a little extra work. Most folks fail to sew shut the eyes and mouth and plug the nostrils and ears. I guess it keeps the head from being so chatty.

Tóbal said...

Nice and interesting prop... Not an indian head but an explorator...bad end for his head.

Phil said...

The other stuff on his site is just as impressive. I just love his curio boxes. Thanks for the link!