Indonesia ~ Central Java | Studio portrait of a court dancer; possibly the court of the Sultan of Yogyakara or from Susuhunan of Solo (Surakarta) | ca. 1910 - 1930, photographer unknown

Indonesia ~ Central Java / Studio portrait of a court dancer; possibly the court of

King of Dayak Kahayan. Borneo, Indonesia.

A Dayak chief, complete with amazing headdress, costume and weaponry. Supposedly some of my ancestors were of royal blood from the Dayak tribes of Borneo! I love this image - thank you Wikipedia for schooling me in my history x

Bandung Tempo Doeloe

Indonesia ~ Bandung (Java, Indonesia / Dutch East Indies) in the past - "Bandung Tempo Doeloe"

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.

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