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Cannibalism in the Marquesas Islands_warriors hook_Marquesan art
Cannibalism in the Marquesas Islands_warriors hook_Marquesan art
Cannibalism in the Marquesas Islands_warriors hook_Marquesan art
Cannibalism in the Marquesas Islands_warriors hook_Marquesan art
Cannibalism in the Marquesas Islands_warriors hook_Marquesan art

Koueva (Warrior's hanger)

"Koueva" is the name of an ancient Marquesan warrior's hanger (hook) used for the enemies of the tribe. It represents one of the strongest historical elements of fascinating Marquesan culture. It was hand-carved in a local oceanic rosewood by Tangy and adorned with two crowned skulls and the eyes of a Tiki.
Tiki represents etua (god) deified ancestors whose supernatural powers sustain and protect the community. On the other hand, the crowned skull is the representation of death and mortality and it serves as a warning to enemies of the tribe.
Koueva is an excellent storytelling decoration.
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