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Claire Holt Collection of Indonesian Dance and Related Arts

Thousands of photographs of Indonesian costumes, theatrical performances, and dance movements taken by scholar Claire Holt and others, collected by her in travels through the region in the 1930s and later.

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Battle dances, Mangkunagaran and Kraton, Surakarta. Danced battle (Pandji Andaga vs. Buginese warrior), Mangkunagaran, Solo, 1931. Digital ID: 1107087 Battle dances, Mangkunagaran and Kraton, Surakarta. Danced battle (Pandji Andaga vs. Buginese warrior), Mangkunagaran, Solo, 1931. Digital ID: 1107087

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