Traditional Borneo, Java, Malaysian costumes

Malayan, national costumes, Borneo, Tribals, Java, priest, Buddhist, dress

Traditional Borneo, Java, Malaysian costumes

Natives of Borneo: 1. Saghai Dyak N.E. Coast. 2. Loondoo Dyak S.W. Coast.
Natives of Java: 3. Priest. 4. Lady. 5. Gentleman.

Source: The Comprehensive Atlas and Geography of the World. “Races of the World”. Drawn by J. L. Williams. Engraved by A. Portier. Printed by Blackie & Son London, Glasgow & Edinburgh 1886.

Illustration, damasks, ornament
Note:  Aborigines clothing of South America.

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