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Noble warrior from South Nias wearing an impressive gold 'nifitali-tali' necklace and a large 'balatö' sword.  He also wears a collection of crocodile teeth.  ca. 1930 ||| Source; Ethnic Jewellery from Indonesia: Continuity and Evolution. Bruce W Carpenter. Pg 48

Noble warrior from South Nias wearing an impressive gold 'nifitali-tali' necklace and a large 'balatö' sword. He also wears a collection of crocodile teeth ca. Ethnic Jewellery from Indonesia: Continuity and Evolution by Bruce W Carpenter

Indonesia, Nias warior ~ Nīas (Indonesian: Pulau Nias, Nias language: Tanö Niha) is an island off the western coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. Nias (Kepulauan Nias) is also the name of the archipelago, including the small Hinako Islands.

Indonesia, Nias warior ~ Nīas (Indonesian: Pulau Nias, Nias language: Tanö Niha) is an island off the western coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. Nias (Kepulauan Nias) is also the name of the archipelago, including the small Hinako Islands.

Indonesian Aceh warriors 1897 with their daggers and rencong. The Aceh fought an extended war  (Aceh War, also known as the Dutch War or the Infidel War) 1873–1914,  it was an armed military conflict between the Sultanate of Aceh and the Netherlands. The war was part of a series of conflicts in the late 19th century that consolidated Dutch rule over modern day Indonesia.

Indonesian Atceh warriors 1897 with there daggers and Rencong(the traditional long daggers used in Aceh, these are the L shaped hilts that can be seen sticking out of their cummerbunds).

COLLECTIE TROPENMUSEUM Portret van een voorname Atjeher met een slaaf.

COLLECTIE TROPENMUSEUM Portret van een voorname Atjeher met een slaaf.

Sheet metal armor used by natives on the Indonesian island of Nias iron battle helmet (takula tofao) . Thin handmade armor was used to repel enemy arrows during the many civil wars fought amongst the islands inhabitants.

Sheet metal armor used by natives on the Indonesian island of Nias iron battle helmet (takula tofao) . Thin handmade armor was used to repel enemy arrows during the many civil wars fought amongst the islands inhabitants.

Indonesia, Ancient Nias people ~ Nīas (Indonesian: Pulau Nias, Nias language: Tanö Niha) is an island off the western coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. Nias (Kepulauan Nias) is also the name of the archipelago, including the small Hinako Islands.

Indonesia, Ancient Nias people ~ Nīas (Indonesian: Pulau Nias, Nias language: Tanö Niha) is an island off the western coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. Nias (Kepulauan Nias) is also the name of the archipelago, including the small Hinako Islands.

1904 5 armed Gajo's, Aceh Sumatera Indonesia Source, Volkenkunde museum Leiden Holland

Ethnographic Arms & Armour - Need id and translation for a big blunderbuss.

COLLECTIE TROPENMUSEUM Portret van twee mannen in Perlak op Atjeh.

COLLECTIE TROPENMUSEUM Portret van twee mannen in Perlak op Atjeh.

Central Nias Batu Islander, Indonesia, 19th century.

Indonesia - Sumatra - Nias Tribe - Ancient Nias Cultures - Nias people are an…

COLLECTIE TROPENMUSEUM De Raja van Dolok met zijn gevolg Simeloengoen TMnr 10001725 - East Sumatra revolution - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Ethnographic Arms & Armour - Period Photos of People with Ethnographic ArmsBatak Radja. The blunderbuss, on the left side, is in the collection of Museum Bronbeek.

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