Aesan Gede is traditional wedding costumes of Palembang, South Sumatra, Indonesia. It employs songket fabrics with silver and golden threads, also golden jewelries. This rich and luxurious costumes displays the grandeur of Srivijaya empire.

Aesan Gede is traditional wedding costumes of Palembang, South Sumatra, Indonesia. It employs songket fabrics with silver and golden threads, also golden jewelries. This rich and luxurious costumes displays the grandeur of Srivijaya empire.

Balinese

Balinese were often treated with brutality by the Dutch and it often is reflected with expressions of hostility or anger in old photos taken during colonial occupation.

Indonesia, Bali ~ Dancers

Balinese were often treated with brutality by the Dutch and it often is reflected with expressions of hostility or anger in old photos taken during colonial occupation.

Royal women from Lampung, Sumatra

Indonesia vintage ~Sumatra ~ Royal women from Lampung, Sumatra

Makasarese lady

Indonesia, Makassar ~ Young Makassar woman in traditional clothes (baju bodo) in the colonial period,

Bali

Smiles are rarely seen in photos taken during Netherlands colonial rule. Sadly, the Dutch were not kindly rulers and often mistreated the Balinese people.

Balinese, circa 1935

Balinese girl with a movie camera of a tourist, photographer unknown.

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