Burmese lady with a cigar. "Frau mit Zigarre" c. 1875. Portrait by the German ethnologist and explorer Fedor Jagor who was in Rangoon collecting for Berlin museums.

Burmese lady with a cigar. "Frau mit Zigarre" c. Portrait by the German ethnologist and explorer Fedor Jagor who was in Rangoon collecting for Berlin museums.

Moro warrior from the Philipines, early1900, shown wearing locally made mail and plate armor.

Moro warrior from the Philipines, shown wearing locally made mail and plate armor.

Indonesia ~ Sulawesi | Toradja Priestess in Traditional Dress. Sulawesi Selatan Province | © Underwood & Underwood

Indonesia ~ Sulawesi | Toradja Priestess in Traditional Dress. Sulawesi Selatan Province | © Underwood & Underwood

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. Ethnic Jewellery from Indonesia: Continuity and Evolution by Bruce W Carpenter

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.

Sumatra, Indonesia | Portrait of a Batak girl | Postcard image from the 1920/30s | Probably published by Japanese photographer Y. Asada

Batak Girl BEAUTY Jewels Sumatra Indonesia stamp 1932

It shows a beautiful view of Batak Girl. This photo is one of the best Batak portraits. Sumatra or Indonesian collection. Sumatra, Indonesian or Asian collection complete.

This Karo woman is wearing a padung-padung, a silver ear pendant, the most well-known type of Batak jewelry.

// Karo woman wearing a padung-padung, a silver ear pendant, the most well-known type of Batak jewelry.

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.

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