NIAS ISLAND

Traditional house, Nias Island, Sumatra, Indonesia

Traditional house, Nias Island, Sumatra, Indonesia

Nias warriors

Nias warriors

Nias warrior

Nias warrior

Nias women, Sumatra region

Nias women, Sumatra region

Ancient Nias Cultures

Ancient Nias Cultures

Indonesia | Warriors on Nias Island. ca. 1920 | Postcard; photographer Leo Haas

Indonesia | Warriors on Nias Island. ca. 1920 | Postcard; photographer Leo Haas

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.

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.

Nias people of Indonesia

Nias people of Indonesia

A Dayak chief (c. 1900-1920) - Tropenmuseum of the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT)

A Rare Historical Look At Old Indonesia - 25 Photos Taken Pre-1920

A Dayak chief (c. 1900-1920) - Tropenmuseum of the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT)

A group of subdued headhunters, Nias “a group of head hunters came to submit themselves” Nias, Northern Sumatra, ca 1920

A group of subdued headhunters, Nias “a group of head hunters came to submit themselves” Nias, Northern Sumatra, ca 1920

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