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March 14, 2014

Banda Harbour - Maluku Indonesia ca. 1899

 

Banda Harbour - Maluku Indonesia ca. 1899

The Banda Islands (Kepulauan Banda) are an archipelago in South Maluku (Moluccas), Indonesia.

Pasar Ambarawa ~ Java Indonesia ca 1910

 

Pasar Ambarawa ~ Java Indonesia ca 1910

A Javanese prince from the court of Yogyakarta

 

A Javanese prince from the court of Yogyakarta, dressed for a wayang-wong performance

A Javanese prince from the court of Yogyakarta, dressed for a wayang-wong performance

Studio Portrait of Indonesian Gentleman

 

studio portrait of Indonesian gentleman ca. 1910

studio portrait of Indonesian gentleman ca. 1910

March 8, 2014

Little girl

 

 Little girl from Java – Indonesia . Taken between 1890 and 1923

Little girl from Java – Indonesia . Taken between 1890 and 1923

Pasar Baru, Jakarta 1930

 

Pasar Baru, Jakarta 1930

Braga, Bandung 1936

 

Braga Street, Bandung 1936

Braga Street, Bandung 1936

March 5, 2014

Mentawai girl


Mentawei girl with teeth filed to points.
Mentawei girl with teeth filed to points.

Man of Nias

 

Man of Nias in ceremonial costume

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 recently.

Some Picture in Sumatera


Crocodile captured in Sibolga, Sumatra
Crocodile captured in Sibolga, Sumatra. Length 16 feet, weight 1,100 pounds.

Orang-utan, Borneo. These great apes are found nowhere in the world except Sumatra and Borneo.
Orang-utan, Borneo. These great apes are found nowhere in the world except Sumatra and Borneo.

Balinese beauty

 

Balinese beauty

Balinese beauty

March 4, 2014

Tayub

Tajoeban Dancers - Java Indonesia ca 1910

Tayub is a group of Javanese musicians and singer-dancers which was very popular due to their sensual gestures. Apart from the sensual gestures of the dancers, Tayub was/is also famous since they involve/invite the spectators to dance along with them. This kind of participative performance is rare in the Javanese context.

Tajoeb Dancers - Java - Indonesia ca 1899

Tayub is friendship dance that still develop and has strong influence in East and Central Java. This traditional dance often perform in some event, including wedding ceremony, circumcision event, birthday party, etc. Many people like this traditional dance because it's very attractive and entertained.

March 3, 2014

Native men fishing ~ Java

 

Native men fishing - palms overhead, small crashing waves - Java, Indonesia

Native men fishing
palms overhead, small crashing waves
Java, Indonesia

Man with buffalo on hillside

hills and village in distance, man with buffalo on hillside

hills and village in distance
Java, Indonesia

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