Category Archives: Indonesia

Indonesian Culture. Fabrics and Weapons of the Malays.

Malaysia, Indonesia, weapons, textil, fabrics design, ethnic, Kris, John Clark Ridpath,Indonesian Culture. Fabrics and Weapons of the Malays.

The Malay (Orang Melayu) are an ethnic group in Southeast Asia. They belong to the Austronesian ethnic groups and speak the Malay language, whose modern expressions are Malay and Indonesian. Today about 22 million people are counted among the Malay people, who mainly live on the Malay Peninsula, in the east of Sumatra and on the coasts of Borneo. The majority of the population are Malays in Malaysia (50.4%), in the Sultanate of Brunei (66%), in the three southernmost provinces of Thailand (66-80%) and in the Indonesian province of Bangka-Belitung (72%). The vast majority of Malays (> 99.9 %) are Sunni Muslims.

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Papua New Guinea warrior in 1840

Traditional Papua New Guinea warrior costume. Asian tribal clothing and weapons.

Indonesia Papua New Guinea warrior

Indonesia, Papua New Guinea warrior costume in 1840.

From the book: Natural History and pictures of the people and the different races and tribes according to the latest discoveries and most exquisite original research, edited by HR Schinz. Honeggersche Lithographic Institute, 3. Advanced ed. 1845 Zurich

Indonesia Papua New Guinea warriors costumes

Traditional Indonesia Papua New Guinea warriors costumes. Asian tribal tattoos and clothing.

Warriors of Papua New Guinea, Indonesia.

Traditional Indonesia Papua New Guinea warriors costumes in 1840.

From the book: Natural History and pictures of the people and the different races and tribes according to the latest discoveries and most exquisite original research, edited by HR Schinz., Honeggersche Lithographic Institute, 3. Advanced ed. 1845 Zurich

Warrior costumes of the Timor islands, Indonesia.

Traditional Warrior costumes Timor islands Indonesia. Asian tribal dress

Warriors of the Timor islands Indonesia

Warrior costumes of the Timor islands, Indonesia in 1840.

From the book: Natural History and pictures of the people and the different races and tribes according to the latest discoveries and most exquisite original research, edited by HR Schinz., Honeggersche Lithographic Institute, 3. Advanced ed. 1845 Zurich

Ornamental tattooing from Africa, Borneo, New Zealand

Ornamental tattooing. Tattoo tribe Maori. Borneo Tribals. Japanese full body tattoo

Ornamental tattooing

Ornamental tattooing from Africa, Borneo, Caroline Island, New Zealand and Japan.

  • 1 African woman.
  • 2 Chief Hirtin Paevata from New Zealand.
  • 3 King Tauhiao 1825-1894 (King Tawhiao leader of the Waikato tribes, the second Māori King and a religious visionary. Member of the Ngāti Mahuta kiwi tribe ) from New Zealand.
  • 4 Caroline islanders.
  • 5.6. Hands and feet of a man from the tribe of Kayak on Borneo.
  • 7 Japanese.

Source: Meyers encyclopedia. 5 Edition. Bibliographic Institute Leipzig. Article tattooing. (Bd.18)

Bali Legong dance. Woman dancing the secular dance.

Bali national costume. Legong dance clothing. Indonesian national costume

Bali Legong dance

Bali Legong dance. Woman dancing the secular dance.

The Legong is a dance that originated on the Indonesian island of Bali. The dance ensemble can include up to five dancers. Feature of the dance are the elaborate costumes of precious brocade, the headdress decorated with frangipani blossoms, the intensely painted faces of the dancers and the accompanied by the gamelan pelegongan orchestra.

Ubud, Bali’s artistic center of this dance. Here a variety of different well maintained Legong performances will be listed.

Gallery: Traditional costumes of Japan and Java.