Mata Hari --- Really, don't you wish all spies could be so lovely

Mata Hari was a Dutch exotic dancer and courtesan who was executed by a firing…

Jan Zalud | Clive Hicks-Jenkins' Artlog:

Jan Zalud

Lyndie Wright and Jan Zalud – Puppets for The Double by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Bangswan Atjeh dan istrinya. 1900-1920

A young couple in The seemingly wealthy man is armed with a triple crowned Sikin sword and a Dutch Hembrug 1873 Revolver.

"A kinnari in a tiara", 1985, watercolor on paper, by a Thai national artist Chakrabhand Posayakrit

"A kinnari in a tiara", watercolor on paper, by a Thai national artist Chakrabhand Posayakrit

Indonesia ~ Sulawesi | Toradja Priestess in Traditional Dress.  Sulawesi Selatan Province | © Underwood & Underwood

Indonesia ~ Sulawesi | Toradja Priestess in Traditional Dress. Sulawesi Selatan Province | © Underwood & Underwood

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.

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.

Malioboro, depan Hotel Garuda, 1948

Malioboro, depan Hotel Garuda, 1948

Indonesian Aceh warriors 1897 with their daggers and rencong. The Aceh fought an extended war  (Aceh War, also known as the Dutch War or the Infidel War) 1873–1914,  it was an armed military conflict between the Sultanate of Aceh and the Netherlands. The war was part of a series of conflicts in the late 19th century that consolidated Dutch rule over modern day Indonesia.

Indonesian Atceh warriors 1897 with there daggers and Rencong(the traditional long daggers used in Aceh, these are the L shaped hilts that can be seen sticking out of their cummerbunds).

Javanese Actors (1300s H Photograph; Kingdom of Netherlands, Dutch East Indies, Java) #Indonesia #Jawa

Antique and Classic Photographic Images. Java, Dutch India (Indies), ca 1910 (Actors).

Indonesia ~ COLLECTIE TROPENMUSEUM Een Raden Ajoe van het hof van Sultan Hamengkoe Boewono VI van Djogjakarta Midden-Java.

Indonesia ~ COLLECTIE TROPENMUSEUM Een Raden Ajoe van het hof van Sultan Hamengkoe Boewono VI van Djogjakarta Midden-Java.

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