Megaliths of Bada Valley - Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. In this pristine valley there are scattered hundreds of impressive ancient stone statues and kalamba - enormous stone cisterns.

Megaliths of Bada Valley - Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. In this pristine valley there are scattered hundreds of impressive ancient stone statues and kalamba - enormous stone cisterns. looks like something from a Scifi Movie!

Indonesia ~ Sumatra, Nais | Studio portrait of two women from South Nias in dance costume. ca 1892 - 1922 | ©Christiaan Benjamin Nieuwenhuis

Studio portrait of two women from South Nias in dance costume. ca Sumatra, Indonesia ©Christiaan Benjamin Nieuwenhuis

Ancient Nias Cultures

Indonesia - Sumatra - Nias Tribe - Ancient Nias Cultures - Nias people are an…

Island Nias

Indonesia, Nias islanders ~ 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 Island | Warrior / soldier. | Photographer and date unknown

Indonesia - Sumatra, Nias Island | Warrior / soldier. | Photographer and date unknown

Nias Warrior Costume, Indonesia 1920s

Foto Indonesia, Indonesia jaman dahulu, old pictures of Indonesia. collected from the internet.

Ancient Nias women

°°°° Budaya Nias °°°° - Kaskus - The Largest Indonesian Community

Unique set of sheet metal armor used by natives on the Indonesian island of Nias. Armored vest, hinged down the back, with a ridge of spiked sheet metal down the spine. Thin handmade armor was used to repel enemy arrows during the many civil wars fought amongst the islands inhabitants. Also a matching iron battle helmet (takula tofao), water buffalo hide shield, bundle of arrows, and one other tribal implement. Armor measures 24 inches wide, and 26 high, and shield is 32 inches in diameter.

Buffalo Hide Shiled, Bundle of Arrows, Metal Helmet & Armor (Island of Nias, Indonesia)

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