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Keris Sinom Wora-wari from the Tangguh Kahuripan Era (10th-11th Century)

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It is not often that one comes across an ancient keris that has been preserved in top condition like this. Though the pamor motif is a little faded here and there, yet the ricikan are still clearly visible and remained pretty much intact. And for a straight-bladed keris ('lurus'), this dapur is elaborated with quite ...

Keris Någå Såsrå Luk 13 decorated with Gold-plated Silver Kinatah Finish

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We are happy to offer you a most exclusive work by Sadek, a highly skilled keris artisan in Sumenep, Madura. Sadek is particularly skilled in making kerises that feature an extraordinary gandik with a beautiful design of a någå (Sanskrit: 'nāga') on it. Likewise, the gandik of this keris also features the detailed body of ...

Keris Singå Makårå Luk 9 with Pamor Wos Wutah

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The gandhik of this keris features a Buddhist mythological creature known as 'Makara' (Sanskrit; Javanese: Makårå). In Buddhist iconography, this mythological creature is always depicted with its trunk tilted up and its mouth spread wide open from which a lion emerges (Sanskrit: siṃha; Javanese: singå). The Makara resembles the mouth of the rākṣasa (Sanskrit: 'giant', ...

Keris Parungsari Luk 13 with a Twofold Dwiwarnå Pamor Pattern to Increase Prosperity and Enhance Authority

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Parungsari is a type of dapur with 13 luks, and is attributed with a lot of ricikan. In the old days, this type of dapur used to owned by the King and aristocrats. A keris with a Parungsari dapur is often mistaken for a dapur Sengkelat since these are in many ways similar to each ...

Keris Hanoman Pudhak Sategal Luk 5

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In ancient Javanese literature Hanoman is often mentioned as 'Pandawa Anoman', or simply 'Anoman'. In this context, however, Hanoman (Sanskrit: Hanuman) is a dapur featuring five luks. This type of dapur can be easily recognized by its tall sogokan. Hanuman, the 'White Monkey', is the son of Kesari and Añjanā. When the apsarāḥ ('celestial nymph') Añjanā ...