Nias Necklaces Table Decoration
These necklaces are great decoration and talking pieces, worthy of any collection and true in it’s authenticity.
Traditionally worn by men from the island of Nias, just off the coast of western Sumatra. Originally also known as ‘Kalalbubu’ these necklaces were only worn by those who have taken the head of another tribe member, the wearers were known as headhunter and warriors, a symbol of providing, protecting and masculinity. These necklaces vary in material depending on the status of the wearer, for example, commoners would be made from coconut disks and finished with brass or gold, while higher ranking men would wear one made out of brass and gold to special occassions like the Owasa feast.