Warriors on Nias Island. ca. 1920 | Postcard; photographer Leo Haas // Nias Island, Sumatra
Indonesia: The first champion of Manado, 1870
Nias (Indonesia) warrior wearing a takula tofao (battle helmet).
OLD MALAYSIA, MICRONESIA, MELANESIA AND POLYNESIA: drawings from "Le costume historique(…)" vol.2 by Auguste Racinet, 1888.
Sheet metal armor used by natives on the Indonesian island of Nias. Thin handmade armor was used to repel enemy arrows during the many civil wars fought amongst the islands inhabitants.
Torajan village elder
Indonesia, Java ~ Dutch East Indies
Toraja Warrior, South Sulawesi
Warrior in interesting costume, Bawomatuluo village, Niias Island, Sumatra<br /> <br /> Still haven't figured out what his costume is made of The best I can ome up with is dried sponges.