the last head hunters, konyak tribe warrior
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The Last Head Hunters Konyak Tribe Warrior Stock PhotoClose-up,Color Image,Dark,Directly Above,Focus On Foreground,History,Horizontal,Human Body Part,Hunter,India,Indigenous Culture,Indoors,Nagaland,One Person,People,Photography,Real People,Rifle,Solitude,Sunlight,Tattoo,The Past,Tradition,Unrecognizable PersonPhotographer Anthony PapponeCollection: Moment anthony papponeThe Konyak tribes have traditionally had a strong warrior tradition and are mostly famous because they were still headhunting until the end of 1960.As a trade mark honorarium a young warrior konyak would receive a tattoo of his face, when he bore to the king the head of an enemy while the tattoo on the chest is yet another typical traditional tattoo, which was a high social privilege and only the best and most brave warriors had wear tattooed.also wear a necklace with of bronze faces that means the number of heads that cut.It was believed that by taking head of an enemy as a trophy, he took his power and soul.This was a common practice until the Christianization put an end to their culture and their tradition.The Konyak tribes resisted the Christianization and modernization longer than most of the other tribes.