Old woman from Dayak Kenyah tribe in East Borneo, Indonesia. Women with long earlobes in Dayak Kenyah tribe are considered noble and respectable, while nowadays the tradition is no longer common among the tribeswomen. Photo by Harjono Djoyobisono

In the small village near the forests of East Kalimantan, sheer survival in an achievement. This woman of the Dayak Kenyah tribe has not only lived to the .

Kassian Céphas Indonesia 1845-1912 Young Javanese woman c. 1885 Albumen silver photograph 13.7 x 9.8 cm Collection National Gallery of Austr...

Kassian Céphas Indonesia Young Javanese woman c. 1885 Albumen silver photograph x cm Collection National Gallery of Australia (via Art Blart)

Wild adventure - Central Borneo island: Photo Documentation: The Dayak Head Hunter from Kalimantan In Search of the headhunting tribes of Borneo

Indonesia, Java ~ Wild adventure - Central Borneo island: Photo Documentation: The Dayak Head Hunter from Kalimantan In Search of the headhunting tribes of Borneo

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

Two Balinese woman and a man.

Smiles are rarely seen in photos taken during Netherlands colonial rule. Sadly, the Dutch were not kindly rulers and often mistreated the Balinese people.

Indonesia ~ Celebes (now Sulawesi) ~ 'Tandako pajogé' dancers. Pasere Maloku, ca. 1870 | ©Photographer H. (Hendrik) Veen

Indonesia ~ Celebes (now Sulawesi) ~ 'Tandako pajogé' dancers. Pasere Maloku, ca.

Borneo | Portrait of a Dayak woman | Photographer and date unknown, ©Tropenmuseum, Netherlands

Portrait of a Kenya Dayak woman, Apo Kajan, Central Borneo. Photographer: J.

A Javanese prince with two servants (c. 1865-1870) Tropenmuseum

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

During the rise of VOC (Dutch East India Company) power starting in the century, many Javanese were exiled, enslaved or hired as mercenaries to Dutch colonies of Ceylon in South Asia and the Cape colony in South Africa.

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