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Unique set of sheet metal armor used by natives on the Indonesian island of Nias. Armored vest, hinged down the back, with a ridge of spiked sheet metal down the spine. Thin handmade armor was used to repel enemy arrows during the many civil wars fought amongst the islands inhabitants. Also included is a matching metal helmet, water buffalo hide shield, bundle of arrows, and one other tribal implement. Armor measures 24 inches wide, and 26 high, and shield is 32 inches in diameter.

Unique set of sheet metal armor used by natives on the Indonesian island of Nias. Armored vest, hinged down the back, with a ridge of spiked sheet metal down the spine. Thin handmade armor was used to repel enemy arrows during the many civil wars fought amongst the islands inhabitants. Also included is a matching metal helmet, water buffalo hide shield, bundle of arrows, and one other tribal implement. Armor measures 24 inches wide, and 26 high, and shield is 32 inches in diameter.

Indonesian metal armour

Indonesian metal armour

Leather archer's brigandine, ca. 1480, Musée de l'Armée, Paris http://anthropologie-et-paleopathologie.univ-lyon1.fr/HTML/HTML/PALEOBIOS%202012%20Article%20FIGUERES/TEXTE%20HTML%20ARTICLE%20FIGUERES%20PALEOBIOS%202012.htm

Leather archer's brigandine, ca. 1480, Musée de l'Armée, Paris http://anthropologie-et-paleopathologie.univ-lyon1.fr/HTML/HTML/PALEOBIOS%202012%20Article%20FIGUERES/TEXTE%20HTML%20ARTICLE%20FIGUERES%20PALEOBIOS%202012.htm

Philippine armor and hat, late 19th century,  Musée du quai Branly.

Philippine armor and hat, late 19th century, Musée du quai Branly.

Stock Photo : Corselet in steel, circa 1640, Netherlands, 17th century, Detail

Stock Photo : Corselet in steel, circa 1640, Netherlands, 17th century, Detail

Yi Sun-Sin // Almirante y general coreano que logró defender su patria de las incursiones niponas del 1592 durante la dinastía Joseon de Corea. También se le atribuye la invención del Barco Tortuga.

Yi Sun-Sin // Almirante y general coreano que logró defender su patria de las incursiones niponas del 1592 durante la dinastía Joseon de Corea. También se le atribuye la invención del Barco Tortuga.

Native American Survival Skills: How to Make Primitive Tools and Crafts from Materials

Native American Survival Skills: How to Make Primitive Tools and Crafts from Materials

Man of Nias, Sumatra, Indonesia in ceremonial costume. Mentawai (also known as Mentawei and Mentawi) people are the native people of the Mentawai Islands, West Sumatra province, Indonesia.  The Mentawai population is estimated to be about 64,000. The Mentawai language belongs to the Austronesian language family. The people are characterised by their heavy spirituality, body art and their tendency to sharpen their teeth, a practice they feel makes one beautiful.

Man of Nias, Sumatra, Indonesia in ceremonial costume. Mentawai (also known as Mentawei and Mentawi) people are the native people of the Mentawai Islands, West Sumatra province, Indonesia. The Mentawai population is estimated to be about 64,000. The Mentawai language belongs to the Austronesian language family. The people are characterised by their heavy spirituality, body art and their tendency to sharpen their teeth, a practice they feel makes one beautiful.

Unique set of sheet metal armor used by natives on the Indonesian island of Nias. Armored vest, hinged down the back, with a ridge of spiked sheet metal down the spine. Thin handmade armor was used to repel enemy arrows during the many civil wars fought amongst the islands inhabitants. Also an iron battle helmet (takula tofao),  armor measures 24 inches wide, and 26 high, and shield is 32 inches in diameter.

Unique set of sheet metal armor used by natives on the Indonesian island of Nias. Armored vest, hinged down the back, with a ridge of spiked sheet metal down the spine. Thin handmade armor was used to repel enemy arrows during the many civil wars fought amongst the islands inhabitants. Also an iron battle helmet (takula tofao), armor measures 24 inches wide, and 26 high, and shield is 32 inches in diameter.

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