Cultural History In Focus | "Transgressions in the House of the Chief: Hilimondregeraya Village in South Nias, Indonesia" by Jerome Feldman

 

Sword of Royal Protection | Telögu | Nias
© Nationaal Museum van Wereldculturen | The Netherlands

 
 
 

Transgressions in the House of the Chief

 

Hilimondregeraya Village in South Nias, Indonesia

by Jerome Feldman

 

This article was generously provided by Jerome Feldman.

 

Detail of a Chief’s Sword | Balatu Sala
© Dallas Museum of Art | Texas, USA

Ancestor Statue | Adu Zatua
© Nationaal Museum van Wereldculturen | The Netherlands

Aristocratic Wooden Storage Container with Human Hands
© Dallas Museum of Art | Texas, USA

Chieftan’s Headhunter Torc | Kalabubu
© Dallas Museum of Art | Texas, USA

Memorial in Stone of Mother and Child
© Nationaal Museum van Wereldculturen | The Netherlands

Seated Male Ancestor Figure | Adu Sihara Salawa
© Museum of Fine Arts, Houston | Texas, USA

Sword of Royal Protection | Telögu | Nias
© Nationaal Museum van Wereldculturen | The Netherlands

Sword of Royal Protection | Telögu | Nias
© Nationaal Museum van Wereldculturen | The Netherlands

 
 

A Gathering of Headmen in War Dress | South Nias | 1900-1925
© Nationaal Museum van Wereldculturen | The Netherlands

South Nias | 1930
© Nationaal Museum van Wereldculturen | The Netherlands

A Group of Warriors at the Adat House of Bawomataloewo | South Nias
© Nationaal Museum van Wereldculturen | The Netherlands

A Village Chieftan and Family | South Nias | 1906-1915
© Nationaal Museum van Wereldculturen | The Netherlands

Residence of the Village Leader of Bawa Mataloewa | South Nias | Before 1920
© Nationaal Museum van Wereldculturen | The Netherlands

Offering Place | Hilisimaetano | South Nias | 1900-1925
© Nationaal Museum van Wereldculturen | The Netherlands

Warrior in Full Regalia | South Nias | 1906-1915
© Nationaal Museum van Wereldculturen | The Netherlands

 
 

Jerome Feldman

 

Jerome Feldman is a Professor of art history at Hawaiʻi Pacific University in Honolulu and lectures at the Department of Art and Art History atMānoa during Summer sessions. His specialization is in the arts of Tribal Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands. Feldman has conducted field studies in remote islands of Indonesia, and Polynesia. He has written many articles and books, has studied museum collections in Europe, Asia, the Pacific and America and has aided in several important exhibitions including The Eloquent Dead at the Fowler Museum at UCLA, Nias Tribal Treasures at the Volkenkundig Museum Nusantara in Delft, and Beyond the Java Sea, a Smithsonian sponsored traveling exhibition. In fall 2004 he was the Slade Visiting Professor at Kings College, Cambridge University, England.

Education

PhD | Columbia University
M.A. | University of Hawai’i at Manoa
B.A. | City University of New York

Research Highlights

• “The Great Chief’s House at Baruyulasara, Pulau Tello, the Batu Islands, Indonesia” in Lehner, E., I. Doubrawa, Ikaputra. Insular Diversity Architecture, Culture, Identity in Indonesia, Vienna Institute for Comparative Research in Architecture, 2013: 119-128.
• “Art-Southeast Asia,” in Mcneill et al. Art in World History, Great Barrington: Berkshire Pub.: 130-135.
• With Gruber, P., M. Melcher, J Kurt-Nielsen, “Replacement of Tradition- Comparative View of the Architectural Development of the Village of Hilimondregeraya in Nias, Indonesia,” Cultural Heritage and New Technologies, 14th Congress . eBook edition, Vienna: 2010.

 
 
The Eloquent Dead Ancestral Sculpture of Indonesia and Southeast Asia Jerome Feldman
Nias Tribal Treasures Jerome Feldman
Arc of the Ancestors Indonesian Art from the Jerome L. Joss Collection at UCLA Jerome Feldman
Beyond The Java Sea Art of Indonesia's Outer Islands Jerome Feldman

Colophon

Author | Jerome Feldman
Publication | “Tributes to Jean Michel Massing: Towards a Global Art History”
Publisher | © 2016 Brepols Publishers n.v., Turnhout, Belgium
Editors | Mark Stocker, Phillip Lindley