Tag Archives Bali

Antique Bhuta Danganan Keris Hilt Figure carved from Deer Antler imbued with Demoniac Qualities

by

Bhūtas are the demonic creatures of the underworld. In Bali, however, nature spirits and demigods are often equated to the bhūta as well. In Balinese folklore they are portrayed as hungry ghosts and wandering spirits. Yet not all of them are evil, for indeed, there are also many benevolent ones among them. Therefore, it is ...

Holy Sandalwood Keris Handle Statuette of Lord Vishnu to subdue Evil and to attract Love

by

Sandalwood has been a popular element in Indonesian ritual magic since time immemorial. Its natural fragrance has a deeply enchanting effect, which uplifts the mind to altered states of awareness. Hence to this day one finds various religious objects (e.g., statues, masks) carved from sandalwood in village shrines, communal temples, and other places of worship ...

Balinese Hindu Resi Drona Hermit Sage Keris Hilt Figurine carved from Holy Water Buffalo Horn

by

Ritual keris daggers from Bali are held in high esteem for their elaborate design and high-end materials. An example of the amount of detail given to the Balinese keris as a whole can be seen in the characteristic danganan hilt. For instance, this particular handle is hand carved from the horns of a water buffalo. ...

Exotic Caribbean Larimar Gemstone in Blue Volcanic Color set in Balinese Gold-plated Silver Ring

by

Larimar is a type of volcanic rock composed of blue pectolite. The blue variety of the (silicate) pectolite mineral is found only in the Dominican Republic on the exotic island of Hispaniola. Locals believe the gem came from the sea as a gift from the Divine. Indeed, the Stefilia's Stone (another name for this rare ...

Exclusive Keris from Bali with Gold-plated Kinatah Image of the Hindu-Buddhist Deity Kala Rao + Antique Mendak Keris Ring inlaid with Rubies

by

This exclusive keris comes from the island of Bali, Indonesia. Due to the many temples and shrines on the island, Bali is also known as the 'Island of the Gods'. The pantheon in Bali consists of many Hindu gods and Buddhist deities as well as animist spirits. Kala Rao is an eminent deity of the ...