Nias Island - Indonesia

Nias is an island off the westcoast of Sumatra in Indonesia. Beaches, paradise islands, surfing and traditional villages. This is Southeast asia's best kept secret!
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Indonesia ~ Sumatra, Nias | Studio portrait of a women, taken between 1892 and 1992 by Christiaan Benjamin Nieuwenhuis

Indonesia ~ Sumatra, Nias | Studio portrait of a women, taken between 1892 and 1992 by Christiaan Benjamin Nieuwenhuis

Nias warriors

Nias warriors

Indonesia - Sumatra, Nias Island | Warrior / soldier. | Photographer and date unknown

Indonesia - Sumatra, Nias Island | Warrior / soldier. | Photographer and date unknown

Indonesia ~ Sumatra | Bracelet from the Nias people | Gold alloy | 19th to early 20th century

Indonesia ~ Sumatra | Bracelet from the Nias people | Gold alloy | 19th to early 20th century

Humene sihene'asi is the most traditional village in North Nias Regency. It has many Rumah Adat (traditional houses) and people still know how to built and maintain Nias architecture. This location is fairly remote and receives next to no outside visitors. Tugala Oyo sub-district, North Nias Regency, Nias Island, Indonesia. Photo by Bjorn Svensson. www.northniastourism.com

Humene sihene'asi is the most traditional village in North Nias Regency. It has many Rumah Adat (traditional houses) and people still know how to built and maintain Nias architecture. This location is fairly remote and receives next to no outside visitors. Tugala Oyo sub-district, North Nias Regency, Nias Island, Indonesia. Photo by Bjorn Svensson. www.northniastourism.com

old-indische: Nias Warrior

old-indische: Nias Warrior

Sabre, Nord de l'Île de Nias, Indonésie | lot | Sotheby's

Sabre, Nord de l'Île de Nias, Indonésie | lot | Sotheby's

Nias Warrior, Indonesia

Nias Warrior, Indonesia

Unique set of sheet metal armor used by natives on the Indonesian island of Nias. Armored vest, hinged down the back, with a ridge of spiked sheet metal down the spine. Thin handmade armor was used to repel enemy arrows during the many civil wars fought amongst the islands inhabitants. Also included is a matching metal helmet, water buffalo hide shield, bundle of arrows, and one other tribal implement. Armor measures 24 inches wide, and 26 high, and shield is 32 inches in diameter.

Unique set of sheet metal armor used by natives on the Indonesian island of Nias. Armored vest, hinged down the back, with a ridge of spiked sheet metal down the spine. Thin handmade armor was used to repel enemy arrows during the many civil wars fought amongst the islands inhabitants. Also included is a matching metal helmet, water buffalo hide shield, bundle of arrows, and one other tribal implement. Armor measures 24 inches wide, and 26 high, and shield is 32 inches in diameter.

Nias figurine - Google zoeken

Nias figurine - Google zoeken

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