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Charismatic Majapahit Keris Brojol with Pamor Bendo Segodo Pattern + Rojo Gundolo Motif

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Kerises and other pusaka (heirloom) items made in thirteenth to fifteenth century Java during the glorious tangguh Majapahit era (1292–1500 CE) are among the best collections of traditional Indonesian weaponry. The royal artisans of the Javanese Hindu Kingdom of Majapahit brought forth some of the most amazing works of art and architecture. Thus, this historical ...

Ancient Keris Patrem featuring Classical Dapur Brojol Model with Pamor Ngulit Semangka Motif – Tangguh Mataram Era (15th–17th Century CE)

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Ancient kerises and other pusaka heirloom items come in various forms and sizes. However, the so-called 'patrem' model (dapur) is a very unique type of keris, which can be recognized by its smaller size compared to conventional pusaka weapons in Indonesia. The length of the blade of this particular keris patrem measures 20.5 cm, whereas ...

Old Keris Patrem Brojol with Pamor Nyanak and Traditional Warangka Sheath Hand Carved from Timoho Wood

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The blade of this old keris patrem Brojol features a remarkably smooth surface which has a very soft gray tone to it. The blade also shows a subtle pamor pattern, namely the Nyanak (or 'Sanak') motif. This pamor pattern is created using mainly the same metal materials as those which were used to forge the ...

New Talismanic Keris Patrem Brojol with Pamor Tambal

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Keris patrem is often referred to as a talismanic keris due to its smaller size compared to the conventional keris and other Indonesian pusaka heirloom items. As such, the keris patrem is very similar to the keris sajen, since both these types of kerises emphasize the practical purpose for ritualistic use. On the other hand, ...

Talismanic Keris Patrem forged into the Dapur Brojol Model featuring Pamor Wengkon

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The talismanic keris patrem is a special kind of keris which main function is that of an amulet. Due to the relatively small size of only 17 centimeters in total length, this keris patrem with its dapur Brojol model is especially recommended for women. According to traditional Javanese beliefs, a Brojol keris is considered to ...