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Ancient Nias Cultures

Ancient Nias Cultures

Cakalele, one of many Indonesian traditional dances. #PINdonesia

Cakalele, one of many Indonesian traditional dances. #PINdonesia

Nias warior

Nias warior

Indonesian Atceh warriors 1897 with there daggers and Rencong(the traditional long daggers used in Aceh, these are the L shaped hilts that can be seen sticking out of their cummerbunds).

Indonesian Atceh warriors 1897 with there daggers and Rencong(the traditional long daggers used in Aceh, these are the L shaped hilts that can be seen sticking out of their cummerbunds).

Siam/Thailand map. I've been to Bangkok and Chaing Mai

Siam/Thailand map. I've been to Bangkok and Chaing Mai

Nias (Indonesia) warrior wearing a takula tofao (battle helmet).

Nias (Indonesia) warrior wearing a takula tofao (battle helmet).

Sasak Warior (West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia)

Sasak Warior (West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia)

Burmese Minister - J. Jackson

Burmese Minister - J. Jackson

The Royal Collection: The Burmese Ambassadors

The Royal Collection: The Burmese Ambassadors

Mandailing people

Mandailing people

Parade in Bandoeng with elephants and large puppets on occasion of the centennial independence of The Netherlands in 1913.

Parade in Bandoeng with elephants and large puppets on occasion of the centennial independence of The Netherlands in 1913.

British; Royal Artiller at Toungoo, Burma. Toungoo was annexed by the British at the end of the Second Anglo-Burmese War. Size of wheel and limber suggests the gun is a mountain gun.

British; Royal Artiller at Toungoo, Burma. Toungoo was annexed by the British at the end of the Second Anglo-Burmese War. Size of wheel and limber suggests the gun is a mountain gun.

Nias people and the Dutch

Nias people and the Dutch

Burgonet Date: 18th–19th century Culture: Philippine Medium: Brass Dimensions: H. 10 5/8 in. (27 cm); W. 10 in. (25.4 cm); D. 15 in. (38.1 cm); Wt. 5 lb. 1.1 oz. (2299.1 g) Classification: Helmets Credit Line: Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935. Met Museum.

Burgonet Date: 18th–19th century Culture: Philippine Medium: Brass Dimensions: H. 10 5/8 in. (27 cm); W. 10 in. (25.4 cm); D. 15 in. (38.1 cm); Wt. 5 lb. 1.1 oz. (2299.1 g) Classification: Helmets Credit Line: Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935. Met Museum.

Thai Royal Navy oarsmen, in ancient warrior costumes, row the royal barge in a ceremonial procession on the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok

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Thai Royal Navy oarsmen, in ancient warrior costumes, row the royal barge in a ceremonial procession on the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok

Soldier’s Jacket early 18th century India (Coromandel Coast), for the Dutch market

Soldier’s Jacket early 18th century India (Coromandel Coast), for the Dutch market