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

OLD MALAYSIA, MICRONESIA, MELANESIA AND POLYNESIA: drawings from "Le costume historique(…)" vol.2 by Auguste Racinet, 1888.

OLD MALAYSIA, MICRONESIA, MELANESIA AND POLYNESIA: drawings from "Le costume historique(…)" vol.2 by Auguste Racinet, 1888.

Toraja Warrior, South Sulawesi

A Austronesian Toraja warrior from South Sulawesi (Indonesia) holding a spear and a traditional Kanta shield.

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.

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.

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