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Pedang Gatotkaca Sword from 19th Century Lombok/Bali

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The pedang Gatotkaca is made in the nineteenth century in Lombok/Bali, Indonesia. With a length of only thirty centimeters, this is a relatively short bladed sword. The blade of this pedang features the pamor Nyanak pattern. This pamor pattern is sometimes also called 'pamor Sanak'. Due to the low contrast, this pamor motif can not ...

Keris Bali Surapati with Pamor Udan Mas for Windfall Luck

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The Keris Bali Surapati is an extraordinary keris made in the nineteenth century in Bali, Indonesia. This ancient Balinese keris features the dapur Surapati, which in Java is called 'Pasopati'. It has a straight blade that still is in excellent condition considering the fact that it was made almost two hundred years ago. On the surface ...

Keris Bali Bersejarah (The History of the Balinese Keris)

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Title: Keris Bali Bersejarah Author: Pande Wayan Suteja Neka & Basuki Teguh Yuwono Publisher: Ubud Bali: Yayasan Dharma Seni Museum Neka, 2010 Language: Bahasa Indonesia Pages: 321 ISBN: 9789798356117 This extraordinary work by the founder of the Neka museum in Bali, Pande Wayan Suteja Neka, contains many high quality pictures. Aside the Balinese keris as a whole, this book also describes ...

Keris Tilam Upih with Pamor Bonang Sarenteng + Balinese Sheath & Hilt

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With its total length of 40 cm, this keris can be classified as a long keris ('keris panjang', often also refered to as 'keris corok'). A keris corok is thought to contain more powerful spiritual powers than a standard sized keris. For this particular reason, many people desire to have a supernatural pusaka like this. The ...

Balinese Danganan Keris Hilt carved from Moose Horn in the Image of Hanoman, the White Monkey God

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This danganan (keris hilt) Hanoman is fully hand carved in traditional Balinese style. Hanoman (Sanskrit: Hanuman) is the general of the monkey army ('wanara'; Sanskrit: 'vānara') whom is revered for his loyalty, honesty, courage and compassion. Moreover, under Hanuman's lead, the monkey army helped Rāma to free Sītā from the hands of Rāvaṇa in the ...