Indonesia, Nias warriors ~ Nīas (Indonesian: Pulau Nias, Nias language: Tanö Niha) is an island off the western coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. Nias (Kepulauan Nias) is also the name of the archipelago, including the small Hinako Islands.

Indonesia, Nias warriors ~ Nīas (Indonesian: Pulau Nias, Nias language: Tanö Niha) is an island off the western coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. Nias (Kepulauan Nias) is also the name of the archipelago, including the small Hinako Islands.

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.

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.

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

Indonesia, Sumatra ~ Nias Warrior Costume, Indonesia 1920s ~ Nīas (Indonesian: Pulau Nias, Nias language: Tanö Niha) is an island off the western coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. Nias (Kepulauan Nias) is also the name of the archipelago, including the small Hinako Islands.

Indonesia, Sumatra ~ Nias Warrior Costume, Indonesia 1920s ~ Nīas (Indonesian: Pulau Nias, Nias language: Tanö Niha) is an island off the western coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. Nias (Kepulauan Nias) is also the name of the archipelago, including the small Hinako Islands.

Indonesia - Sumatra - Nias (1867) - Nias people are an ethnic group native to Nias, an island off the west coast of North Sumatra. In the Nias language, the Nias people are known as Ono Niha; which literally means 'descendants of human'. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nias_people

Indonesia - Sumatra - Nias (1867) - Nias people are an ethnic group native to Nias, an island off the west coast of North Sumatra. In the Nias language, the Nias people are known as Ono Niha; which literally means 'descendants of human'. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nias_people

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. Thin handmade armor was used to repel enemy arrows during the many civil wars fought amongst the islands inhabitants.

old-indische: Nias Warrior

old-indische: Nias Warrior

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File:COLLECTIE TROPENMUSEUM Een krijger uit Nias. TMnr 60003375.jpg

Nias Warrior

Nias Warrior

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