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Holy Gaharu Wooden Amulet Filled with Sacred Herbs

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A rare and unique Indonesian amulet hand carved from holy Gaharu wood. The amulet has been made and consecrated by an Islamic master from Martapura in Kalimantan, Indonesia. Martapura is widely known for its Islamic pesantren schools. Indeed, Martapura brings forth many great Islamic santri scholars, whose piety is reflected in the traditional white Muslim ...

Keris Jalak Sangu Tumpeng from the Tangguh Singosari Era (13th Century)

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The keris Jalak Sangu Tumpeng is a straight-bladed dapur, made in the tangguh Singosari era (1222–1292 CE). Its dapur consists of a plain gandik, with a pejetan, a double sogokan, tikel alis, sraweyan, and tingil. Although this dapur features relatively few ricikan, yet it nonetheless has received a royal status, since the Sultan's Palace ('Keraton ...

Red Magical Handkerchief with Islamic Spells

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This magical handkerchief is made and blessed by Islamic mystics from Banten Province in West Java, Indonesia. The red cloth features powerful Islamic spells for protection against all sorts of danger, such as nature disasters and physical attacks. The Islamic spells serve as a powerful shield to ward off evil persons and malevolent creatures, including ...

mKeris Megantara Luk 7 for Leadership and Convincing Speech

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This Megantara luk 7 is a contemporary keris (kamardikan) based on the dapur Megantara from the tangguh Mataram era (late 16th–early 18th century). The blade has seven waves, or luk, symbolizing leadership and authority. The symbolic meaning of these 7 luks also stands for convincing speech, which leads to improvement of one's social communication skills ...

Ancient Singosari Goldfish Statue from the Thirteenth Century

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This ancient statue represents a goldfish, which is a common symbol for good luck and fortunes. The statue was found in Kanjuruan, close to the Candi Jago temple in Malang, East Java, Indonesia. Based on the condition of the bronze material, it can be estimated that this goldfish statue was made in the thirteenth century in ...