The donor of this collection, Jerome Feldman, 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."
Copy of a tinted image of a seated Nias warrior.
Photo Lot R90-28, Photograph of a Nias warrior, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution