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Keris Sempaner with Pamor Adeg Sapu from the Ancient Sundanese Segaluh Kingdom (12th Century CE)


The keris Sempaner is a traditional heirloom item (pusaka) from the time of the ancient Kingdom of Sunda and Galuh in West Java, Indonesia. In general, Sundanese artifacts from the tangguh Segaluh era (12th century CE) are extremely rare since there are very few archaeological remains from this historical period. Though it was a predominantly ...

Keris Bethok Kamardikan with Threefold Pamor Triwarna Pattern consisting of Pedaringan Kebak, Lar Gangsir and Adeg Sapu


The Bethok dapur is one of the early keris models originating from the Buddhist era in Indonesia (6th–9th century CE). It is a straight-bladed dapur type, which is shorter and wider when compared to the blade of other kerises. In general, the Bethok is characterized by the simplicity of its design. The only ricikan elements ...

Keris Tilam Upih Ganja Iras from the Tangguh Tuban-Majapahit Era (13th–15th Century CE)


This straight-bladed ('lurus') keris features 'Ganja Iras', which means the blade does not have a separate ganja, but rather it is made out of the blade itself. The dapur of this keris is 'Tilam Upih'. Tilam Upih can be translated as 'white (bed)sheet(s)' which implies living a straight (hence 'lurus' instead of 'luk') and honest ...