North Nias Culture & Heritage

Images of culture and heritage in North Nias Regency, Nias Island, Indonesia.
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Island Nias, Indonesia

Island Nias, Indonesia

Traditional House Nias with Earthquake Resistant - The Fact Of Indonesia

Traditional House Nias with Earthquake Resistant - The Fact Of Indonesia

Nias Heritage Museum (Museum Pusaka Nias) in Gunungsitoli is a great place to learn about Nias culture, history and traditions. Photo by Bjorn Svensson.  www.visitniasisland.com

Nias Heritage Museum (Museum Pusaka Nias) in Gunungsitoli is a great place to learn about Nias culture, history and traditions. Photo by Bjorn Svensson. www.visitniasisland.com

Kids on Nias Island with a home-made kite. Kite flying is a popular hobby for here, as in elsewhere in Indonesia. Photo by Bjorn Svensson. www.visitniasisland.com

Kids on Nias Island with a home-made kite. Kite flying is a popular hobby for here, as in elsewhere in Indonesia. Photo by Bjorn Svensson. www.visitniasisland.com

Traditional Nias dress often worn of weddings and official ceremonies. This is the Gunungsitoli tourism ambassadors of 2015. Photo by Bjorn Svensson. www.visitniasisland.com

Traditional Nias dress often worn of weddings and official ceremonies. This is the Gunungsitoli tourism ambassadors of 2015. Photo by Bjorn Svensson. www.visitniasisland.com

Museum Pusaka Nias

Museum Pusaka Nias

Traditional dance performance at the Nias Heritage Museum (Museum Pusaka Nias) in Gunungsitoli. The performers are wearing clothes made of bark and plant fibers. These types of clothes were commonly worn on Nias before local people started to use textiles that was bougth from passing ships. Photo by Bjorn Svensson. www.visitniasisland.com

Traditional dance performance at the Nias Heritage Museum (Museum Pusaka Nias) in Gunungsitoli. The performers are wearing clothes made of bark and plant fibers. These types of clothes were commonly worn on Nias before local people started to use textiles that was bougth from passing ships. Photo by Bjorn Svensson. www.visitniasisland.com

Guest Lodges for tourists at Nias Heritage Museum (Museum Pusaka Nias) in Gunungsitoli. Several traditional houses are available for tourists as accomodation. Photo by Bjorn Svensson. www.visitniasisland.com

Guest Lodges for tourists at Nias Heritage Museum (Museum Pusaka Nias) in Gunungsitoli. Several traditional houses are available for tourists as accomodation. Photo by Bjorn Svensson. www.visitniasisland.com

Fame'e afo dance; offering arriving guests betel nit. Often performed during important ceremonies on Nias island. North Nias Regency, Indonesia. Photo by Bjorn Svensson. www.northniastourism.com

Fame'e afo dance; offering arriving guests betel nit. Often performed during important ceremonies on Nias island. North Nias Regency, Indonesia. Photo by Bjorn Svensson. www.northniastourism.com

Humene sihene'asi is the most traditional village in North Nias Regency. It has many Rumah Adat (traditional houses) and people still know how to built and maintain Nias architecture. This location is fairly remote and receives next to no outside visitors. Tugala Oyo sub-district, North Nias Regency, Nias Island, Indonesia. Photo by Bjorn Svensson. www.northniastourism.com

Humene sihene'asi is the most traditional village in North Nias Regency. It has many Rumah Adat (traditional houses) and people still know how to built and maintain Nias architecture. This location is fairly remote and receives next to no outside visitors. Tugala Oyo sub-district, North Nias Regency, Nias Island, Indonesia. Photo by Bjorn Svensson. www.northniastourism.com

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