Keris Bugis Laler Mengeng with Pamor Lar Gangsir

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Generally, a Buginese keris ('keris Bugis' or 'keris Sulawesi') can be distinguished by the characteristic shape of the blade. For instance, the dapur of this keris Bugis is 'Laler Mengeng'; it features a rather tall gandik with a reversed kembang kacang pointing inward instead of outward. The characteristic features of the Buginese keris are obviously ...

Keris Sinom Wora-wari from the Tangguh Kahuripan Era (10th-11th Century)

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It is not often that one comes across an ancient keris that has been preserved in top condition like this. Though the pamor motif is a little faded here and there, yet the ricikan are still clearly visible and remained pretty much intact. And for a straight-bladed keris ('lurus'), this dapur is elaborated with quite ...

Keris Makårå Luk 13 a.k.a. Kyai Rêsi Bagaspati with Gold-plated Silver Makara Deity Image

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The gandik of this keris features a Buddhist mythological creature known as 'Makara' (Sanskrit; Javanese: Makårå). The Makara resembles the mouth of the rākṣasa (Sanskrit: 'giant', 'demon') whom is 'The Lord of Time' (Sanskrit: Bhaṭṭāra Kāla, or Rāhu; Javanese: Batara Kala, or Kala Rao). Batara Kala's manifestation in the form of Makårå is also a ...

Keris Någå Såsrå Luk 13 decorated with Gold-plated Silver Kinatah Finish

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We are happy to offer you a most exclusive work by Sadek, a highly skilled keris artisan in Sumenep, Madura. Sadek is particularly skilled in making kerises that feature an extraordinary gandik with a beautiful design of a någå (Sanskrit: 'nāga') on it. Likewise, the gandik of this keris also features the detailed body of ...

Keris Singå Makårå Luk 9 with Pamor Wos Wutah

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The gandhik of this keris features a Buddhist mythological creature known as 'Makara' (Sanskrit; Javanese: Makårå). In Buddhist iconography, this mythological creature is always depicted with its trunk tilted up and its mouth spread wide open from which a lion emerges (Sanskrit: siṃha; Javanese: singå). The Makara resembles the mouth of the rākṣasa (Sanskrit: 'giant', ...