Indonesia: the colonial era

A collection of images from the Dutch East Indes
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A Javanese prince with two servants (c. 1865-1870) Tropenmuseum

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

During the rise of VOC (Dutch East India Company) power starting in the century, many Javanese were exiled, enslaved or hired as mercenaries to Dutch colonies of Ceylon in South Asia and the Cape colony in South Africa.

A Javanese prince with two servants (c. 1865-1870) Tropenmuseum

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

During the rise of VOC (Dutch East India Company) power starting in the century, many Javanese were exiled, enslaved or hired as mercenaries to Dutch colonies of Ceylon in South Asia and the Cape colony in South Africa.

A young woman from Tanimbar in formal ikat attire, probably bakan inelak, photographed in the early 1900s by Petrus Drabbe. From the collection of the Museum voor Volkenkunde, Leiden. Creative Commons Licence. Pusaka Collection of Indonesian Ikat Textiles * Curator Peter ten Hoopen

Pusaka Collection of Indonesian Ikat Textiles * Curator Peter ten Hoopen

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