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.

Bangsawan Bandung dgn Bedinde

Indonesia, Java ~ An aristocrat with his servant, Bandung, Indonesia, Source: Tropenmuseum

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…

I Gusti Ketut Djelantik with his daughter, The Princess Gusti Ajoe Putu.

Indonesian heroine Cut Nyak Dien (1850-1908), Sumatra. Date unknown.

Indonesia, Sumatra ~ Cut Nyak Dien , the fighter against Duch army , 1873

Indonesia ~ Cut Nyak Dien, one of the world's greatest female war commanders - Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia

Indonesia ~ Cut Nyak Dien, one of the world's greatest female war commanders - Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia

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