Java Photographs: Dancers in Costume

Four photographs of dancers in costume. 1. Full figure of a male wayang wong dancer in the role of Gatotkaca in a dance posture with a skirt cloth bearing the parang design, taken outside. 2. Male dancer in aristocratic but slightly haughty pose, upper body only, wearing a belt of patola cloth and carrying a quiver behind his back, taken outside. This image was used as a postcard in the 1930s, distributed by Kasima, Batavia. 3. Studio photograph of the head and shoulders of a female dancer wearing a necklace with three half-moon pendants, and a headdress. Probably 1930s. 4. Upper body of a male dancer wearing a single pendant on a chain around his neck, and a headdress that curves upwards and forwards from the back. This image was distributed as a postcard in the 1930s by Foto Kasima, Batavia.

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