Lompat Batu Tradisi Nias @ Bawomataluo Nias

Lompat Batu (stone jump) tradition young man at Nias tribe, Bawomataluo, Nias island, Sumatra - Indonesia

A traditional dance troupe after a performance in Lotu village. North Nias Regency, Nias Island, Indonesia. Photo by Bjorn Svensson. www.northniastourism.com

A traditional dance troupe after a performance in Lotu village. North Nias Regency, Nias Island, Indonesia. Photo by Bjorn Svensson. www.northniastourism.com

A traditional Nias welcome during Sidang Raya opening ceremony. Hilimaziaya, North Nias Regency, Nias Island, Indonesia. Photo by Bjorn Svensson. www.northniastourism.com

A traditional Nias welcome during Sidang Raya opening ceremony. Hilimaziaya, North Nias Regency, Nias Island, Indonesia. Photo by Bjorn Svensson. www.northniastourism.com

Nias Island. Indonesia.

Nias Island. Indonesia.

Stone jumping is one of the most famous cultural practises on Nias Island. The jump used to be an initiation for warriors. Today it is still practised in a few traditional villages in the south. Bawömataluo village, South Nias. #Indonesia. Photo by Bjorn Svensson. www.visitniasisland.com

Stone jumping is one of the most famous cultural practises on Nias Island. The jump used to be an initiation for warriors. Today it is still practised in a few traditional villages in the south. Bawömataluo village, South Nias. #Indonesia. Photo by Bjorn Svensson. www.visitniasisland.com

Museum Pusaka Nias

Museum Pusaka Nias

The Moyo dance imitates the flight of an eagle. North Nias Regency, Nias Island, Indonesia. Photo by Bjorn Svensson. www.northniastourism.com

The Moyo dance imitates the flight of an eagle. North Nias Regency, Nias Island, Indonesia. Photo by Bjorn Svensson. www.northniastourism.com

The traditional West Nias war dance known as Talele and Maluaya is a vibrant display of singing and dancing performed here by the local woman of West Nias. North Sumatra, Indonesia

The traditional West Nias war dance known as Talele and Maluaya is a vibrant display of singing and dancing performed here by the local woman of West Nias.

Wild pig jawbones are often displayed on the wall in traditional Nias homes. Pigs are an important part of Nias culture. Pigs are eaten at weddings, funerals and important events. North Nias Regency, Nias Island, Indonesia. Photo by Bjorn Svensson. www.northniastourism.com

Wild pig jawbones are often displayed on the wall in traditional Nias homes. Pigs are an important part of Nias culture. Pigs are eaten at weddings, funerals and important events. North Nias Regency, Nias Island, Indonesia. Photo by Bjorn Svensson. www.northniastourism.com

Traditional dance performance at the Nias Heritage Museum (Museum Pusaka Nias) in Gunungsitoli. The performers are wearing clothes made of bark and plant fibers. These types of clothes were commonly worn on Nias before local people started to use textiles that was bougth from passing ships. Photo by Bjorn Svensson. www.visitniasisland.com

Traditional dance performance at the Nias Heritage Museum (Museum Pusaka Nias) in Gunungsitoli. The performers are wearing clothes made of bark and plant fibers. These types of clothes were commonly worn on Nias before local people started to use textiles that was bougth from passing ships. Photo by Bjorn Svensson. www.visitniasisland.com

Nias people in front of Omo Sebua (king traditional House) photo by : fani atmanti

Nias people in front of Omo Sebua (king traditional House) photo by : fani atmanti

Bawomataluo, Nias traditional carving

Bawomataluo, Nias traditional carving

Traditional Nias dress often worn of weddings and official ceremonies. This is the Gunungsitoli tourism ambassadors of 2015. Photo by Bjorn Svensson. www.visitniasisland.com

Traditional Nias dress often worn of weddings and official ceremonies. This is the Gunungsitoli tourism ambassadors of 2015. Photo by Bjorn Svensson. www.visitniasisland.com

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