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Ancient Balinese Keris featuring Straight-bladed Dapur Sepang with Pamor Ngulit Semangka

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In present-day Indonesia the Balinese keris is renown for its large measurements and robust artwork. Kerises from Bali stand out from the rest of Indonesian pusaka (heirloom) weapons, especially when compared to the moderate sizes and subtle designs of the Javanese keris. The average length of the blade of a Balinese keris measures 40-45 cm ...

High-End Balinese Keris Kamardikan Nāga Makara

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This high-end keris kamardikan, or contemporary keris, is a true masterpiece made by empu Fatur Rohman, a highly skilled artisan of royal descent. Empu Fatur Rohman is arguably one of the best keris makers in Indonesia today. Thus, the keris Nāga Makara demonstrates the empu's mastery of sophisticated forging techniques. Furthermore, the clever combination of ...

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 ...