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Sunday, June 26, 2011

NUSANTARA - IN THE DAYS NAKED

Adam and Eve as depicted by an early Persian painting. We all began from them.




Prehistoric time as depicted in Perak museum exhibit.


Beginning 400 AD is considered recorded history for Malaysia.





Early Hindu empires in the Nusantara.


Wars as depicted in a stone carving of a temple during the Hindu empires.


Spread of Islam to the various regions in the Nusantara.


Court scene in the Spice Islands. English traders negotiating with the sultan.


Industriouness of Indonesian women.



Sewang dance of Orang Asli (L), weaving a basket (R)



Sarawak Iban couple with their heritage jars kept in their house.




Head-hunting was widespread in the Nusantara - Borneo, Philippines, Flores ...







References:
1.Hedda Morrison. 1988. Life in a Longhouse. Summer Times, Singapore
2. Koos van Brakel. 2004. Charles Sayers 1901-1943: Pioneer Painter in the Dutch East Indies. KIT Publishers, Amsterdam
3. Stewart Wavell. 1958. The Lost World of the East: An Adventurous Quest in the Malayan Hinterland. Souvenir Press, London

etc.

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