Traditional costume from West Sumatra, Indonesia

Minangkabau woman of Sumatra, Indonesia wearing the traditional 'horned' headress. Minangkabaus form the largest matrilineal culture in the world with property passing from mother to daughter.

Indonesia | A Minangkabau couple from West Sumatra dressed in ceremonial finery. ca. 1930 ||| Source; Ethnic Jewellery from Indonesia: Continuity and Evolution. Bruce W Carpenter. Pg 33

Indonesia | A Minangkabau couple from West Sumatra dressed in ceremonial finery. ca. 1930 ||| Source; Ethnic Jewellery from Indonesia: Continuity and Evolution. Bruce W Carpenter. Pg 33

Pagaruyung Palace, West Sumatera. Rumah gadang are the traditional houses of the Minangkabau. With the Minangkabau society being matrilineal, the house is owned by the women of the family who live there. The houses have dramatic curved roof structure with multi-tiered, upswept gables, inspired some building in Europe, such as House of Five Senses in Netherland.

Pagaruyung Palace, West Sumatera. Rumah gadang are the traditional houses of the Minangkabau. With the Minangkabau society being matrilineal, the house is owned by the women of the family who live there. The houses have dramatic curved roof structure with multi-tiered, upswept gables, inspired some building in Europe, such as House of Five Senses in Netherland.

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