Penanggalan sketches

The Penanggalan or ’Hantu Penanggal’ is a variation of the vampire myth found in Southeast Asia. It is described as a maiden who can detach her head and organs from her body while hunting at night. Afterwards, she will immerse her entrails in a vat of vinegar in order to shrink them for easy entry back into her body.

Its name literally means “detach” or “remove”.