Papua (Indonesia) ~ Merauke Regency | Portrait of a married Marind man at the Merauke river | ca. 1902 | Mr W Zweets de Jong

Papua (Indonesia) ~ Merauke Regency | Portrait of a married Marind man at the Merauke river | ca. 1902 | Mr W Zweets de Jong

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.

les-sources-du-nil: “ Man of Nias in ceremonial costume, including the warrior’s neck emblem and elaborate headgear (The poster is printed in the Nias language, which was never written until.

Sultan Pakoebewono IX, Soesoehoenan van Soerakarta

Sultan Pakoebewono IX, Soesoehoenan van Soerakarta

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