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.

Borneo is the 3rd largest island in the world. The indegenous tribes are called Dayaks. There are over 250 tribes of Dayaks in Borneo.

Borneo is the largest island in the world. The indegenous tribes are called Dayaks. There are over 250 tribes of Dayaks in Borneo.

Indonesia - Sulawesi | Pair of pendant discs ~ Kawari ~ from the Bugis people; silver | ca. early 20th century || POR

Indonesia - Sulawesi | Pair of pendant discs ~ Kawari ~ from the Bugis people; silver | ca. early 20th century || POR

Indonesia - Sumatra | One of a pair of earrings, worn by Karo women ~ 'Karabu kudung-kudung ' | ca. 1998 or earlier || These are either worn through the earlobe or attached to their headscarf

Indonesia - Sumatra | One of a pair of earrings, worn by Karo women ~ 'Karabu kudung-kudung ' | ca. 1998 or earlier || These are either worn through the earlobe or attached to their headscarf

Shield, Wasar River, Western Asmat, West Papua, Indonesia, mid-20th Century wood, paint 189.0 x 64.0 cm

Shield, Wasar River, Western Asmat, West Papua, Indonesia by Oceanic Art

This young Karo woman is wearing a padung-padung, a silver ear pendant, the most well-known type of Batak jewelry.

This young Karo woman is wearing a padung-padung, a silver ear pendant, the most well-known type of Batak jewelry.

Gold Jewellery Of The Indonesian Archipelago

Gold Jewellery Of The Indonesian Archipelago

Tribal Jewelry, Silver Jewellery, Vintage Jewellery, Antique Jewelry, Ancient Jewelry, Jewellery Earrings, Archipelago, Jewelry Branding, Jewelry Collection

This gorgeous ceremonial comb is called a "hai kara jangga" and is worn by women of a noble class like a crown

East Sumba (Indonesia), Hai Kara Jangga (Noble Women’s Hair Comb), tortoiseshell, c.

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