Minangkabau culture

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Lembah Harau.  Harau Valley, located in west Sumatra province, Indonesia.  You can see the beauty of its surroundings. Granite cliffs towering to the unique shape around the valley.

Lembah Harau. Harau Valley, located in west Sumatra province, Indonesia. You can see the beauty of its surroundings. Granite cliffs towering to the unique shape around the valley.

Indonesia | Bridal necklace; gold and coral | Late 19th to early 20th century…

Indonesia | Bridal necklace; gold and coral | Late 19th to early 20th century…

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

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

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

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

Batik Girl

Batik Girl

Indonesia | Pair of bracelets; gold over wood |  Early 20th century…

Indonesia | Pair of bracelets; gold over wood | Early 20th century…

Indonesia ~ Sumatra Island, West Sumatra Province | Pair of bracelets; gold | ca. 2nd half of the 19th century to mid 20th century

Indonesia ~ Sumatra Island, West Sumatra Province | Pair of bracelets; gold | ca. 2nd half of the 19th century to mid 20th century

Indonesia | Crown; gold with brass backing | Late 19th - early 20th century…

Indonesia | Crown; gold with brass backing | Late 19th - early 20th century…

Minangkabau lady from ancient times

Minangkabau lady from ancient times

Minangkabau parade

Minangkabau parade

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