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The New Nation of Indonesia | LIFE Magazine February 13, 1950 | In this issue there are 14 pages of pictures by Henri Cartier-Bresson about Indonesia

The New Nation of Indonesia | LIFE Magazine February 13, 1950 | In this issue there are 14 pages of pictures by Henri Cartier-Bresson about Indonesia

Portret van een Minangkabau jongen en meisje in traditionele kleding in Batipoe., Christiaan Benjamin Nieuwenhuis, 1890 - 1912

Portret van een Minangkabau jongen en meisje in traditionele kleding in Batipoe., Christiaan Benjamin Nieuwenhuis, 1890 - 1912

Portret van een Minangkabau jongen en meisje in traditionele kleding in Batipoe., Christiaan Benjamin Nieuwenhuis, 1890 - 1912

Portret van een Minangkabau jongen en meisje in traditionele kleding in Batipoe., Christiaan Benjamin Nieuwenhuis, 1890 - 1912

Minangkabau women

Minangkabau women

Indonesia, Sumatra. Minangkabau - Koto Gadang. Their culture is matrilineal and patriarchal, with property and land passing down from mother to daughter, while religious and political affairs are the responsibility of men (although some women also play important roles in these areas. This custom is calledAdat perpatih in Malaysia and Lareh Bodi Caniago in Indonesia.

Indonesia, Sumatra. Minangkabau - Koto Gadang. Their culture is matrilineal and patriarchal, with property and land passing down from mother to daughter, while religious and political affairs are the responsibility of men (although some women also play important roles in these areas. This custom is calledAdat perpatih in Malaysia and Lareh Bodi Caniago in Indonesia.

Minangkabau. West Sumatra, Indonesia.

Minangkabau. West Sumatra, Indonesia.

Minangkabau. West Sumatra, Indonesia.

Minangkabau. West Sumatra, Indonesia.

Minangkabau ladies from Koto Gadang - Indian influence on local fashion

Minangkabau ladies from Koto Gadang - Indian influence on local fashion

Indonesia  | "Young Minangkabau women of Solok wear the distinctive golden crowns and long velvet collars typical of the area, as well as large gold necklaces, bracelets and 'makara' pendants typical of West Sumatra in the 19th and early 20th century" || Source: 'Gold Jewellery of the Indonesian Archipelago', page 266

Indonesia | "Young Minangkabau women of Solok wear the distinctive golden crowns and long velvet collars typical of the area, as well as large gold necklaces, bracelets and 'makara' pendants typical of West Sumatra in the 19th and early 20th century" || Source: 'Gold Jewellery of the Indonesian Archipelago', page 266

Indonesia, Sumatra. Minangkabau lady from ancient times. Their culture is matrilineal and patriarchal, with property and land passing down from mother to daughter, while religious and political affairs are the responsibility of men (although some women also play important roles in these areas. This custom is calledAdat perpatih in Malaysia and Lareh Bodi Caniago in Indonesia.

Indonesia, Sumatra. Minangkabau lady from ancient times. Their culture is matrilineal and patriarchal, with property and land passing down from mother to daughter, while religious and political affairs are the responsibility of men (although some women also play important roles in these areas. This custom is calledAdat perpatih in Malaysia and Lareh Bodi Caniago in Indonesia.

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