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
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. The warrior on the right is holding a large blunderbuss.
indonesia, NIAS, Real Photo Native Warrior Shield Spear (1930s) RP (13)