The people of Suhar – Part 3

Friday, September 14th, 2012 10:07:33 by

The process of reducing Suhar heads involved in a first instance, to separate the head from the body and perform a cut in a "V" on the back of the skull. This cut, highly specialized, allowed to remove all facial skin and literally
skinning the head. 
It was important to be fast so that the spirit did not escape when the person died, so it is believed that in some cases, the victim was still alive even while passed this part of the ritual.
Then boiled skin between about 20 and 30 minutes, which makes the size is reduced by 50% of the total, ie half the size. Allowed to dry and once ready, he removed all traces of flesh, leaving only the skin and hair.
Once they had the skin and hair, was cooking the bottom of the head, eyes and nose, in order that the soul could not escape and placed stones and sand. First a series of heated stones and placed them inside, then rubbed and finally
took off to fill his head with sand.
Finally, with a heated knife and burned lips were baked with vine twine and then add a series of ropes to hang.
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