Studio portrait of two Balinese women, 1920s, photographer unknown. Source: Tropenmuseum of the Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam

Studio portrait of two Balinese women, INDONESIA, photographer unknown. Source: Tropenmuseum of the Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam

Henri Cartier-Bresson - Bali. 1949. Near a village, a child carries cooking water. In the background is a temple dedicated to the gods of the forest.

Henri Cartier-Bresson, Bali, Indonesia, Near a village, a child carries cooking water. In the background is a temple dedicated to the gods of the forest.

A Toraja shaman wearing a round bead collar and several bead necklace.  ca. 1930   |||  Source; page 12, Ethnic Jewelery from Indonesia ~ http://issuu.com/edmbooks/docs/ethnic_jewellery_from_indonesia

A Toraja shaman wearing a round bead collar and several bead necklace.

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.

les-sources-du-nil: “ Man of Nias in ceremonial costume, including the warrior’s neck emblem and elaborate headgear (The poster is printed in the Nias language, which was never written until.

Indonesia, Bugis tradtional clothing. ~ The Buginese people are an ethnic group - the most numerous of the three major linguistic and ethnic groups of South Sulawesi, in the southwestern province of Sulawesi, third largest island of Indonesia.

~ The Buginese people are an ethnic group - the most numerous of the three major linguistic and ethnic groups of South Sulawesi, in the southwestern province of Sulawesi, third largest island of Indonesia.


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