Nias Island Culture

Experience the vibrant living cultural heritage of Nias Island
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Nias woman in traditional dress at an event in North Nias Regency, Nias Island, Indonesia. Photo by Bjorn Svensson. www.northniastourism.com

Nias woman in traditional dress at an event in North Nias Regency, Nias Island, Indonesia. Photo by Bjorn Svensson. www.northniastourism.com

Lompat Batu Tradisi Nias @ Bawomataluo Nias

Lompat Batu Tradisi Nias @ Bawomataluo Nias

Megaliths stones are found all over Nias. Traditionally they were erected at new villages or at funerals for important Chieftains. This stone is located deep into the forest in Alasa sub-district, North Nias Regency, Nias Island, Indonesia. Photo by Bjorn Svensson. www.northniastourism.com

Megaliths stones are found all over Nias. Traditionally they were erected at new villages or at funerals for important Chieftains. This stone is located deep into the forest in Alasa sub-district, 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 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

Museum Pusaka Nias

Museum Pusaka Nias

Nias Island. Indonesia.

Nias Island. Indonesia.

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. North Sumatra, Indonesia

The museum #Nias

The museum #Nias

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