Indonesian dancers c1880s

Indonesian dancers - Would love to have more info on this. It's as much comment about the Western photographer who took this as it is a representation of the local traditions and customs of the day.

Verkoper biedt zijn waren aan bij een voorgalerij, Buitenzorg

Verkoper biedt zijn waren aan bij een voorgalerij, Buitenzorg

Sultan Pakoebewono IX, Soesoehoenan van Soerakarta

Sultan Pakoebewono IX, Soesoehoenan van Soerakarta

Indonesia | Studio portrait of an Acehnese aristocrate with a young woman. ca. 1880 - 1908 | Photo by C. B. Nieuwenhuis ||| Source; http://issuu.com/kitpublishers/docs/living_with_indonesian_art

Indonesia | Studio portrait of an Acehnese aristocrate with a young woman. ca. 1880 - 1908 | Photo by C. B. Nieuwenhuis ||| Source; http://issuu.com/kitpublishers/docs/living_with_indonesian_art

Demon Mask ~ Rangda is the demon queen of the leyaks in Bali, according to traditional Balinese mythology. Terrifying to behold, the child-eating Rangda leads an army of evil witches against the leader of the forces of good — Barong. The battle between Barong and Rangda is featured in a Barong dance which represents the eternal battle between good and evil.Rangda is a term in old Javanese that means: ‘widow’

My girl Rangda doin' her thang. Rangda is the demon queen of the leyaks in Bali, according to traditional Balinese mythology. Terrifying to behold, the child-eating Rangda leads an army of evil witches against the leader of the forces of good — Barong

COLLECTIE TROPENMUSEUM Raden Adipati Soeria Nata Ningrat, regent van Lebak (West-Java) in inheems kostuum.

COLLECTIE TROPENMUSEUM Raden Adipati Soeria Nata Ningrat, regent van Lebak (West-Java) in inheems kostuum.

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