Nias Warriors, Sumatra, Indonesia

Indonesia, Nias warriors ~ Nīas (Indonesian: Pulau Nias, Nias language: Tanö Niha) is an island off the western coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. Nias (Kepulauan Nias) is also the name of the archipelago, including the small Hinako Islands.

Keris (24)

This is a Keris. It is Indonesian knife and it used to be worn by the sultan. It is that a ghost lives in the knife so the knife always comes back to the owner. It symbolises authority and dignity.

A Kris from the royal house of Surakarta, Java, circa 1900.

A Keris from the royal house of Surakarta, Java, circa

Indonesian Atceh warriors 1897 with there daggers and Rencong(the traditional long daggers used in Aceh, these are the L shaped hilts that can be seen sticking out of their cummerbunds).

Indonesian Atceh warriors 1897 with there daggers and Rencong(the traditional long daggers used in Aceh, these are the L shaped hilts that can be seen sticking out of their cummerbunds).

Kris from The Caravana Collection, see it at www.caravanacollection.com

Kris from The Caravana Collection, see it at www.caravanacollection.com

NAGA NOGO 510mm KERIS JAVA Weapon Knife Blade Dagger Sword Kris Kriss Sumatra #4

NAGA NOGO 510mm KERIS JAVA Weapon Knife Blade Dagger Sword Kris Kriss Sumatra #4

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