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

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

Indonesia, Java ~ Dutch East Indies

Indonesia, Java ~ Dutch East Indies

Warriors on Nias Island. ca. 1920 | Postcard; photographer Leo Haas // Nias Island, Sumatra

Warriors on Nias Island. ca. 1920 | Postcard; photographer Leo Haas // Nias Island, Sumatra

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.

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.

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

Torajan village elder

Indonesia: The first champion of Manado, 1870

Indonesia: The first champion of Manado, 1870

Toraja Warrior, South Sulawesi

Toraja Warrior, South Sulawesi

Minahasa Sulawesi-Utara

Minahasa Sulawesi-Utara

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.

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