This collection gives true meaning to the national motto 'Unity in Diversity'

Victoria Tunggono   17 July 2016 18:01

Brilio.net - People say if you want to see the greatness of a nation, look at its history. Compiled from various sources, below is a collection of of photos showing the diversity of Indonesian culture at a time when Jakarta was still Batavia and the Dutch still held sway in the archipelago. 

1. Semarang boy, Java. 1913.

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2. Young Javanese dancers, Java. Date unknown.

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3. Betawi woman in kebaya and batik sarong, Jakarta. Between 1900-1915.

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4. Balinese girl in temple costume, Bali. Between 1910-1914.

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5. Acehnese people, North Sumatra. Date unknown.

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6. Karo Batak family, North Sumatra. Date unknown.

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7. Young Minangkabau people, West Sumatra. Date unknown.

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8. Family, Central Java. Date unknown.

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9. People in Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara. Date unknown.

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10. Dayak people, Kalimantan. Date unknown.

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11. Buleleng King and his secretary, Bali. 1875.

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12. Javanese romantic painter and pioneer of Indonesian modern art, Raden Saleh (1811-1880). 1872.

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13. Bugis women, Sulawesi. Date unknown

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14. A food seller from Batavia. 1870.

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15. Ambonese, Maluku. Date unknown.

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16. Javanese prince with two servants, Java. Between 1865-1870.

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17. Family, Papua. Date unknown.

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