Indonesia | A Minangkabau couple from West Sumatra dressed in ceremonial finery.  ca. 1930  ||| Source; Ethnic Jewellery from Indonesia: Continuity and Evolution. Bruce W Carpenter. Pg 33

Indonesia | A Minangkabau couple from West Sumatra dressed in ceremonial finery. ca. 1930 ||| Source; Ethnic Jewellery from Indonesia: Continuity and Evolution. Bruce W Carpenter. Pg 33

1865 Ketut Djelantik with The Princess Gusti Ajoe Putu on his arm. You can see the King's foot rests firmly on the girl holding the umbrella. This is to signify he is above her and in control of her. In Indonesian culture the feet are considered unclean and one should never point with the foot, step over someone or touch someone with their foot. Here the King makes a clear statement that this is my daughter, The Princess, elevated on a stool and even with The King and below us are our…

1865 Ketut Djelantik with The Princess Gusti Ajoe Putu on his arm. You can see the King's foot rests firmly on the girl holding the umbrella. This is to signify he is above her and in control of her. In Indonesian culture the feet are considered unclean and one should never point with the foot, step over someone or touch someone with their foot. Here the King makes a clear statement that this is my daughter, The Princess, elevated on a stool and even with The King and below us are our…

Javanese dancer, Paris Expo, 1889

Javanese dancer, Paris Expo, 1889

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Africa | An example of a 19th century Zulu hairstyle .... might also explain the need for a headdress rather than a traditional pillow.

Africa | An example of a 19th century Zulu hairstyle .... might also explain the need for a headdress rather than a traditional pillow.

1960 Rare JAVA SUMATRA BALI Dutch Indonesia Islands

1960 Rare JAVA SUMATRA BALI Dutch Indonesia Islands

Filipino and his Rooster... all ready for the Cockfight,  1907-1916

Filipino and his Rooster... all ready for the Cockfight, 1907-1916

Two Men Preparing Cock Fighting - Bali ca. 1920

Two Men Preparing Cock Fighting - Bali ca. 1920

Masked men of the theater acting in "Topéing", Java (c. 1900-1920) - US Library Of Congress

Masked men of the theater acting in "Topéing", Java (c. 1900-1920) - US Library Of Congress

Porridge seller in Jawa. Indonesia.

Porridge seller in Jawa. Indonesia.

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