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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. 1930 ||| Source; Ethnic Jewellery from Indonesia: Continuity and Evolution. Bruce W Carpenter. Pg 48

Ancestor Figure (Siraha Salawa or Siraha Nomo). Date: 19th–early 20th century…

Ancestor Figure (Siraha Salawa or Siraha Nomo). Date: 19th–early 20th century…

old-indische: Nias Warrior

old-indische: Nias Warrior

NIAS FIGURE, Indonesia

NIAS FIGURE, 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 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.

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.

Dr Paul Wirz (1892-1955)    Idols of wood and stone in a House of Nias    From his Book: ’Nias, Die Insel der Götzen’. Ed. Orell Füssli Verlag, Zürich und Leipzig, 1929

Dr Paul Wirz (1892-1955) Idols of wood and stone in a House of Nias From his Book: ’Nias, Die Insel der Götzen’. Ed. Orell Füssli Verlag, Zürich und Leipzig, 1929

Indonesia ~ N. Sumatra Province ~ Nias Island | Sections of a man's headdress; his finely wrought gold spire was once part of a headdress worn by noblemen in southern Nias. The hatÆs fishtail palm shape evokes the Tree of Life, a motif common to the arts of Nias and many other Southeast Asian islands. | ca. 19th century | ©Asian Art Museum, San Francisco

Indonesia ~ N. Sumatra Province ~ Nias Island | Sections of a man's headdress; his finely wrought gold spire was once part of a headdress worn by noblemen in southern Nias. The hatÆs fishtail palm shape evokes the Tree of Life, a motif common to the arts of Nias and many other Southeast Asian islands. | ca. 19th century | ©Asian Art Museum, San Francisco

Nias people central Nias, Indonesia Ancestor figure [adu zatua or adu lawule sange'e] 19th century wood, beads 71.5 (h) x 58.0 (w) x 22.0 (d) cm KIT Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam

Nias people central Nias, Indonesia Ancestor figure [adu zatua or adu lawule sange'e] 19th century wood, beads 71.5 (h) x 58.0 (w) x 22.0 (d) cm KIT Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam

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