Indonesia - Sumatra, Nias Island | Warrior / soldier. | Photographer and date unknown

Indonesia - Sumatra, Nias Island | Warrior / soldier. | Photographer and date unknown

Maanyan Dayak tribesman, most probably Central Kalimantan, #Dayak #Kalimantan #Indonesia

Maanyan Dayak tribesman, most probably Central Kalimantan, Indonesia

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.

Sheet metal armor used by natives on the Indonesian island of Nias. Thin handmade armor was used to repel enemy arrows during the many civil wars fought amongst the islands inhabitants. The warrior on the right is holding a large blunderbuss.

Sheet metal armor used by natives on the Indonesian island of Nias. Thin handmade armor was used to repel enemy arrows during the many civil wars fought amongst the islands inhabitants. The warrior on the right is holding a large blunderbuss.

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.

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