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Twisted Deerskin Silat Armband with Holy Incantations for Braveness and Boldness

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The traditional martial arts of Indonesia, also known as pencak silat is a well-known fighting system throughout the world. Particularly the agile moves of the tiger style or 'gaya harimau' are held in high esteem among silat practitioners. Both in Sumatra and Java there are devout Muslim silat fighters who empower their physical strength and ...

Hand Carved Black Nephrite Jadeite Pendant of a Crouching Tiger with an Aura of Invincibility

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On the front of the pendant there is the hand carved image of a crouching tiger, which has been inspired by the ancient Chinese-Indonesian art of the kraton (royal palace) of Cirebon. The tiger is depicted in a position where its knees are bent and the upperbody is brought forward and down. The animal adopts ...

Amulet Ring inlaid with Three Precious Mustika Pearls with Triple Magic Power

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Since the archipelago's islands are surrounded by the seas, one finds mainly saltwater pearls (as opposed to freshwater pearls) in Indonesia. The pearls originate from the Lombok Strait, which connects the Java Sea to the Indian Ocean. Due to the unique maritime ecozone, the Indian Ocean is traditionally also known as "the mine of gems" ...

Indigenous Indonesian Shamanic Porcupine Potion to achieve Commanding Power

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The indigenous tribes living in the rain forests of Kalimantan have a close relationship with nature and the wild animals in this environment. Amongst several other animals, the porcupine plays a central role in Indonesian shamanism. Its sharp quills are believed to possess supernatural powers, which make them ideal ingredients for traditional amulets and talismans. The ...

Taweez with Islamic Magic Formulas to Become Fearless and Self-confident

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This particular Indonesian amulet comes in the form of a taweez. It is made from a small piece of genuine Javan deerskin, which, in Indonesian mystical tradition, is considered an appropriate vessel for metaphysical energies. Hand-written incantations in Arabic thereby effectively turned the animal's skin into a powerful Muslim talisman. As such it can be ...