The Javanese are anethnic group native to the Indonesian island of Java. At approximately 100 million people (as of 2011), they form the largest ethnic group in Indonesia. They are predominantly located in the central to eastern parts of the island. There are also significant numbers of people of Javanese descent in most Provinces of Indonesia, Malaysia, Suriname and the Netherlands. – Wikipedia Photographs circa 1930s, found on We Dream in Color

The Javanese are anethnic group native to the Indonesian island of Java. At approximately 100 million people (as of 2011), they form the largest ethnic group in Indonesia. They are predominantly located in the central to eastern parts of the island. There are also significant numbers of people of Javanese descent in most Provinces of Indonesia, Malaysia, Suriname and the Netherlands. – Wikipedia Photographs circa 1930s, found on We Dream in Color

Indonesia, Bali ~ Weaver, 1910

Indonesia, Bali ~ Weaver, 1910

Henri Cartier-Bresson // Indonesia, 1949 -- Java. Jakarta

Henri Cartier-Bresson // Indonesia, 1949 -- Java. Jakarta

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

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. Date and photographer unknown, photo restored by Wolfgang Peter.

Indonesia, Java ~ Chinese baboe, 1870

Indonesia, Java ~ Chinese baboe, 1870

Serimpi Dancer from Yogyakarta

Serimpi Dancer from Yogyakarta

the son of Sultan Hamengkubuwana VI of Yogyakarta, 1870

the son of Sultan Hamengkubuwana VI of Yogyakarta, 1870

Sutirah, pawang buaya dari Jawa 1863

Sutirah, pawang buaya dari Jawa 1863

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.

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.

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