Devi Dja, 1940  The Pavlova of the Orient from Devi Dja’s Bali & Javanese Cultural Dancers book

Devi Dja “The Pavlova of the Orient” From “Devi Dja’s Bali & Javanese Cultural Dancers” Souvenir Book, Nicolas Editions Artistiques, Paris,

A Javanese prince with two servants (c. 1865-1870) Tropenmuseum

A Rare Historical Look At Old Indonesia - 25 Photos Taken Pre-1920

During the rise of VOC (Dutch East India Company) power starting in the century, many Javanese were exiled, enslaved or hired as mercenaries to Dutch colonies of Ceylon in South Asia and the Cape colony in South Africa.

Indonesian Old Commercials: Djahit Singer (sewing machine)

I think we used to have this one at home, before Mother replaced it with newer model

Pasar Baru, Jakarta 1930. Paser Baroe was a prestigious shopping area back then, the people here were mostly European. Nowadays Paser Baroe has been left behind compete with the high rise expensive malls mushrooming in Jakarta.

Pasar Baru, Jakarta Paser Baroe was a prestigious shopping area back then, the people here were mostly European. Nowadays Paser Baroe has been left behind compete with the high rise expensive malls mushrooming in Jakarta.

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