Traditional house, Nias Island, Sumatra, Indonesia

Architecture of Indonesia - Traditional house in Nias; its post, beam and lintel construction with flexible nail-less joints, and non-load bearing walls are typical of rumah adat.

Nias, Indonesia. 'Adu' are wooden figures used to mediate between the spiritual and human realm. The figurines are believed to house the souls of deceased ancestors. They are kept in the home, where they are regularly consulted and as well decorated and provided offerings.

I love the art from Nias, an island off the coast of Sumatra in Indonesia. Their aesthetic tradition is very different from most of the cultures in Indonesia. Historically there was a connection to the original peoples in Vietnam.

Stone Jumping (Nias, Indonesia) - a ritual where local young men, in their traditional clothes, jump over a stack or rocks (more than 2m high). This ritual signifies a young man's step toward adulthood.

Stone Jumping (Nias, Indonesia) - a ritual where local young men, in their traditional clothes, jump over a stack or rocks (more than high). This ritual signifies a young man's step toward adulthood.

Indonesia | A man's neck ring from Nias | Coconut shell and brass | 20th century | A symbol of high prestige, this neck ring was worn only by men who had killed an enemy and brought his head back to the village, thereby attracting protective forces to his community.

Neck ring from Indonesia Indonesia Coconut shell and brass century A symbol of high prestige, this neck ring was worn only by men who had killed an enemy and brought his head back to the village, thereby attracting protective forces to his community.

Afulu Retreat, a relaxed beach bungalow set-up run by locals on the west-coast of North Nias. Nias Island, Indonesia. This is the perfect base for surfers and travelers exploring this part of Nias. www.northniastourism.com. Photo by Arlene Bax.

Afulu Retreat, a relaxed beach bungalow set-up run by locals on the west-coast of North Nias. Nias Island, Indonesia. This is the perfect base for surfers and travelers exploring this part of Nias. www.northniastourism.com. Photo by Arlene Bax.

Pulau Nias - Sunrise

Sunrise In Nias Island

Hombo Batu, Nias Tribe (Southern Nias, Indonesia) - The skipping stones tradition. The stones are composed; 2 meters height dan 40 centimeters thickness. This tradition is held to test the agility and the maturity of their youth.

The Amazing Stone Jumpers of Nias Island, Indonesia. Hombo Batu or Stone Jumping is an ancient ritual of Nias Island, North Sumatra, with young men leaping over stone walls over two-meters tall.

Sibaranun Island, Pulau-Pulau Batu, Nias - Indonesia

Say No More - Pulau Sibaranun, Pulau-Pulau Batu

Asu Beach | Aaron Chang     www.aaronchang.com

A perfect deserted beach in the remote island of Asu in the Indian Ocean. Part of the Indonesian 1000 island nation


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