National Anthropological Archives

Petrus Buleni Fau photographs of Nias funeral, 1985

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.88-31
Creators:
Fau, Petrus Buleni
Dates:
1985
Languages:
Undetermined
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Physical Description:
19 Color copy slides
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photographs made by Petrus Buleni Fau documenting the funeral ceremony for Samogo Fau, a noble elder of Bawomataluo village in South Nias. They include images of processionals, spectators, and Fau's grave.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Jerome Feldman, who collected the photographs, is a professor of art history at Hawaii Pacific University, Hawaii Loa campus. He specializes in tribal Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands and conducted field studies in remote islands of Indonesia and Polynesia. He also helped design several exhibitions about the area including the Volkenkundig Museum Nusantara's "Nias Tribal Treasures" and the Smithsonian-sponsored "Beyond the Java Sea."

Administration
Author
Sarah Ganderup
Existence and Location of Originals note
Originals retained by Hyasinta Fau, daughter of the deceased.
Custodial History note
Loaned by Jerome A. Feldman through Paul Taylor for copying, 1988.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
The collection is open for research.
Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Conditions Governing Use note
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Preferred Citation note
Photo Lot 88-31, Petrus Buleni Fau photographs of Nias funeral, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
Additional photographs of Nias people donated by Jerome Feldman can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 90-28.

More Information
Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 88-31

Reproduction Note
Reproduction Note
Copy slides made by Smithsonian Institution, 1988.


Keywords
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Niasese (Indonesian people) Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Nias Island (Indonesia) Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Funeral rites and ceremonies Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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