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.

Ethnographic Arms & Armour - Identification of a Javanese royal (family) with a Kris

Indonesia ~ Ethnographic Arms & Armour - Identification of a Javanese royal (family) with a Kris

Javanese Puppet

Javanese Puppet

Javanese Puppet historic puppet of java indonesia Created: 26 November 13 Graphics Files Included: Vector EPS Layered: Yes Minimum Adobe CS Version: CS Tags Indonesian Culture culture ethnicity culture kulit

Rangda Costume Materials: Painted wood, hair, cloth Location: Bali

Rangda Costume Materials: Painted wood, hair, cloth Location: Bali

Sheet metal armor used by natives on the Indonesian island of Nias. 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.

Unique set of sheet metal armor used by natives on the Indonesian island of Nias. Armored vest, hinged down the back, with a ridge of spiked sheet metal down the spine. Thin handmade armor was used to repel enemy arrows during the many civil wars fought amongst the islands inhabitants. Also included is a matching metal helmet, water buffalo hide shield, bundle of arrows, and one other tribal implement. Armor measures 24 inches wide, and 26 high, and shield is 32 inches in diameter.

Buffalo Hide Shiled, Bundle of Arrows, Metal Helmet & Armor (Island of Nias, Indonesia)

Batara kala gagrak yogyakarta

Batara Kala - God of the underworld in traditional Javanese and Balinese mythology -also the god of light, earth, and time. His consort is setesuyara.

Bugis (Indonesia) mail and plate armor (baju zirah Bugis), Kota Ngah Ibrahim Museum (Perak, Malaysia). The Buginese people are an ethnic group, the most numerous of the three major linguistic and ethnic groups of South Sulawesi, in the southwestern province of Sulawesi, third largest island of Indonesia.

Bugis (Indonesia) mail and plate armor (baju zirah Bugis), Kota Ngah Ibrahim Museum (Perak, Malaysia). The Buginese people are an ethnic group, the most numerous of the three major linguistic and ethnic groups of South Sulawesi, in the southwestern province of Sulawesi, third largest island of Indonesia.

Unique set of sheet metal armor used by natives on the Indonesian island of Nias. Armored vest, hinged down the back, with a ridge of spiked sheet metal down the spine. Thin handmade armor was used to repel enemy arrows during the many civil wars fought amongst the islands inhabitants. Also an iron battle helmet (takula tofao),  armor measures 24 inches wide, and 26 high, and shield is 32 inches in diameter.

Unique set of sheet metal armor used by natives on the Indonesian island of Nias. Armored vest, hinged down the back, with a ridge of spiked sheet metal down the spine. Thin handmade armor was used to repel enemy arrows during the many civil wars fought amongst the islands inhabitants. Also an iron battle helmet (takula tofao), armor measures 24 inches wide, and 26 high, and shield is 32 inches in diameter.

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