Korwar with skull

Souls of the deceased depart for the realm of the ancestors during mortuary rites but may be invited back to occupy the korwar if spiritual assistance is required in the mortal world. When a village priest uses a korwar for augury, he asks the spirit of the recent dead to predict the outcome of major communal undertakings such as waging war. Korwar can also serve as guardians of coffins which are often boat shaped.

The korwar is currently not on display.

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