The New Nation of Indonesia | LIFE Magazine February 13, 1950 | In this issue there are 14 pages of pictures by Henri Cartier-Bresson about Indonesia

The New Nation of Indonesia february 13 1950 Life Magazine Henri Cartier-Bresson Magnum Photography

Early photo from Ni Gusti Raka, one of the most prominent dancers of Bali. Date and photographer unknown, photo restored by Wolfgang Peter.

Early photo from Ni Gusti Raka, one of the most prominent dancers of Bali, Indonesia Date and photographer unknown, photo restored by Wolfgang Peter.

Man of Nias, Sumatra, Indonesia in ceremonial costume. Mentawai (also known as Mentawei and Mentawi) people are the native people of the Mentawai Islands, West Sumatra province, Indonesia. The Mentawai population is estimated to be about 64,000. The Mentawai language belongs to the Austronesian language family. The people are characterised by their heavy spirituality, body art and their tendency to sharpen their teeth, a practice they feel makes one beautiful.

les-sources-du-nil: “ Man of Nias in ceremonial costume, including the warrior’s neck emblem and elaborate headgear (The poster is printed in the Nias language, which was never written until.

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