Indonesia ~ Sumatra, Riau, Dumai | Portable royal betelnut set (chelpa); 18k gold, diamond | 19th century | Set consists of a larger box to hold the nut of the pinang palm, and a smaller box for slaked lime. ||| Source; Ethnic Jewellery from Indonesia: Continuity and Evolution. Bruce W Carpenter. Pg 52

century Indonesian portable royal betelnut set, or "chelpa. "Set consists of a larger box to hold the nut of the pinang palm and a smaller box for slaked lime.

Indonesia ~ Sumatra  | Headdress; gold and gold foil | Minangkabau | Late 19th to early 20th century

(Indonesia, Sumatra) Headdress, Gold and Gold foil. Minangkabau, ca late to early century

Indonesia, Sumatra. Memories from Minangkabau history. Their culture is matrilineal and patriarchal, with property and land passing down from mother to daughter, while religious and political affairs are the responsibility of men (although some women also play important roles in these areas. This custom is calledAdat perpatih in Malaysia and Lareh Bodi Caniago in Indonesia.

Memories from Minangkabau history

Masjid lama di wilayah Bukittinggi, sekarang Provinsi Sumatra Barat. Foto antara tahun tahun 1890-1916, koleksi Tropenmuseum.

Masjid lama di wilayah Bukittinggi, sekarang Provinsi Sumatra Barat. Foto antara tahun tahun 1890-1916, koleksi Tropenmuseum.

Minangkabau, West Sumatra, embroidery scarf, floral motif

Minangkabau, West Sumatra, embroidery scarf, floral motif

Indonesia, Sumatra. Minangkabau traditional men's clothing

Indonesia, Sumatra. Minangkabau traditional men's clothing

Indonesia ~ Sumatra, Minangkabau | Woman's necklace; coral beads, gilded silver ||| Source; Ethnic Jewellery from Indonesia: Continuity and Evolution. Bruce W Carpenter. Pg 32

Ethnic Jewellery from Indonesia

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Rumah Gadang Structure Idiosyncrasy Jirek Gadang or also well known as Rumah Gadang, is a pride identity of Minangkabau tribes. Literally, Jirek Gadang has a meaning as a big house which has an important effect for Minangkabau. Rumah Gadang also has.

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