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tsantsa

(ˈtsæntsə)
n
(Anthropology & Ethnology) (among the Shuar subgroup of the Jivaro people of Ecuador) the shrunken head of an enemy kept as a trophy
[from Shuar]
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TSANTSA [Journal of the Swiss Ethnological Society], 7, 76-85.
Destilados Bonampak transforms this sugarcane into a Cuban-style rum-their master blender worked for several years with a large Cuban rum brand-and is housed in a bottle based off a tsantsa, the shrunken head of an enemy kept as a trophy.
When the tempo picks up again on the next song, "Tsantsa Twist,'' it feels like an explosion set to the tune of distorted garage rock.
Heads up: Piers Gibbon with Tsantsa in the Quito Amazonia Museum.
"Tsantsa" is the story of Moises and his inner conflict dealing with his culture's traditions and a western priest who wants him to follow Christianity--and end his people's practice of shrinking heads.
As I listened to Palin, I was standing two cases away from the museum's most popular attraction, the exhibit of tsantsa, shrunken enemy heads made by the Shuar and other Jivaroan peoples of western Amazonia.
Shrinking heads, or making tsantsa, an ancient practice associated mostly with the Jivaro tribe of South America, was believed to keep away avenging spirits.