Ancient Black Bali

Study of aboriginal people of Bali
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A year before the Japanese invasion the island looked peaceful and unspoiled by tourism. Women went still around bare-breasted.

A year before the Japanese invasion the island looked peaceful and unspoiled by tourism. Women went still around bare-breasted.

Gusti Ngurah Ktut Jelantik*, raja Buleleng, bersiap-siap untuk berburu. *Catatan:tidak sama dengan I Gusti Ktut Jelantik, pahlawan nasional, yang wafat 1849 dalam Puputan Jagaraga

Gusti Ngurah Ktut Jelantik, king of Buleleng, Bali ca preparing himself to a hunting game

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.

The First Color Photos of Bali, Indonesia in 1920s, 1928, Bali, Indonesia --- A child preformer dresses in costume for a role in an island play --- Image by Franklin Price Knott

Bali, Indonesia --- A child preformer dresses in costume for a role in an island play --- (Franklin Price Knott/National Geographic Society/Corbis)

Balinese women in front of a temple, date and photographer unknown. Source: Tropenmuseum of the Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam

Balinese women in front of a temple, date and photographer unknown. Source: Tropenmuseum of the Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam

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