Two Balinese woman and a man. Date and photographer unknown.

Smiles are rarely seen in photos taken during Netherlands colonial rule. Sadly, the Dutch were not kindly rulers and often mistreated the Balinese people.

From "Indigenous People, Sumatra", 1890s by Anton Willem Nieuwenhuis

From "Indigenous People, Sumatra", by Anton Willem Nieuwenhuis

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.

Biggest Ethnic Earrings Ever? (Karo Batak "Padung-Padung")                                                                                           Mehr

Here are a few historical photographs - from my digital archives, showing how the Karo Batak women of North Sumatra wore their Padung-Padung ear-we…

"Tandako pajogé" dancers. Pasere Maloku, Sulawesi. Photographed by Hendrik Veen. 1870.

Indonesia ~ Celebes (now Sulawesi) ~ 'Tandako pajogé' dancers. Pasere Maloku, ca.

Indonesia ~ Dancer from Wayang Topeng players ~ Java, 1872

This woman was a member of a troupe of wandering entertainers and dancwers who traveled through-out Java in the late century.

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