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Indonesia ~ Sumatra | Four young Karo Batak women. Northern Sumatra.  ca. 1914 - 1919 | ©T. (Tassilo) Adam

Four young Karo Batak women, North Sumatra. Photographed by Tassilo Adam.

This Karo woman is wearing a padung-padung, a silver ear pendant, the most well-known type of Batak jewelry.

// Karo woman wearing a padung-padung, a silver ear pendant, the most well-known type of Batak jewelry.

Potret wanita Karo | Portret van een jonge Karo Batak vrouw | 1910-1930

Potret wanita Karo | Portret van een jonge Karo Batak vrouw | 1910-1930

Indonesia ~ North Sumatra | Solid cast ear ornaments ~ Padung-Padung ~ from the Karo Batak people | 19th century | High grade silver, completely solid and together weigh more than 1.5 kgs | POR ||| Insert shows a Karo Batak woman, ca 1900, wearing prominent padung-padung

Indonesia ~ North Sumatra | Solid cast ear ornaments ~ Padung-Padung ~ from the Karo Batak people | 19th century | High grade silver, completely solid and together weigh more than 1.5 kgs | POR ||| Insert shows a Karo Batak woman, ca 1900, wearing prominent padung-padung

This young Karo woman is wearing a padung-padung, a silver ear pendant, the most well-known type of Batak jewelry.

Padung padung (earrings) as worn by the Karo Batak. Details from photographs held at KITLV/Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeas.

Karo Batak girl, North Sumatra - the odd objects on the side of her face is one pair of her over-sized earrings

Here are a few historical photographs - from my digital archives, showing how the Karo Batak women of North Sumatra wore their Padung-Padung ear-we…

Batak family in formal ikat attire during Gale Gale ceremony

Indonesia, Sumatra ~ Batak family in formal ikat attire during Gale Gale ceremony

Batak karo

grand-bazaar: Indonesia - Batak Girl from Sumatra

Biggest Ethnic Earrings Ever? (Karo Batak "Padung-Padung")

Here are a few historical photographs - from my digital archives, showing how the Karo Batak women of North Sumatra wore their Padung-Padung ear-we…

Batak Karo, North Sumatera

Here are a few historical photographs - from my digital archives, showing how the Karo Batak women of North Sumatra wore their Padung-Padung ear-we…

NMVW-collectie Batak

NMVW-collectie Batak