Indonesia ~ Sumatera, Nais | Studio portrait of two women from South Nias in dance costume. ca 1892 - 1922 | ©Christiaan Benjamin Nieuwenhuis

Studio portrait of two women from South Nias in dance costume. ca Sumatra, Indonesia ©Christiaan Benjamin Nieuwenhuis

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

Man of Nias, Sumatra, Indonesia in ceremonial costume. Mentawai (also known as Mentawei and Mentawi) people are the native people of the Mentawai Islands, West Sumatra province, Indonesia. The Mentawai population is estimated to be about 64,000. The Mentawai language belongs to the Austronesian language family. The people are characterised by their heavy spirituality, body art and their tendency to sharpen their teeth, a practice they feel makes one beautiful.

les-sources-du-nil: “ Man of Nias in ceremonial costume, including the warrior’s neck emblem and elaborate headgear (The poster is printed in the Nias language, which was never written until.

Indonesia - Sumatra - Nias Tribe - Ancient Nias Cultures - Nias people are an ethnic group native to Nias, an island off the west coast of North Sumatra. The Nias people are a community that still actively living within the norms and practices of the indigenous culture. Customary law of the Nias people is generally referred to as fondrakö, which regulates all aspects of life from birth to death. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nias_people

Indonesia - Sumatra - Nias Tribe - Ancient Nias Cultures - Nias people are an…

Indonesia - Sumatra - Nias people - Nias people are an ethnic group native to Nias, an island off the west coast of North Sumatra, Indonesia. In the Nias language, the Nias people are known as Ono Niha; which literally means 'descendants of human'. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nias_people

A Rare Historical Look At Old Indonesia - 25 Photos Taken Pre-1920

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