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Keris Kamardikan Karno Tinanding Luk 5 – A Modern Keris of the Highest Standard

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Karno Tinanding, or Karno Tanding, refers to the great war between the Pāndavas and Kauravas on the Kuru field, as mentioned in the Mahābhārata epic. The final battle in the Mahābhārata is called the 'Bhāratayūddha', which is fought between two brothers born from the same mother (Kunti Nalibranta), but from another father. They are the ...

Luxurious Keris Kamardikan Nāga Sapta

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The various kind of nāga dapur keris models (Sapta, Sarira, Sasra, Siluman, etc.) are perhaps the most sought-after heirloom items among the serious pusaka collectors around the world. In fact, the demand for luxurious keris kamardikan featuring a Nāga Sapta dapur has rapidly increased in the past three decades. Several different types of Nāga keris ...

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 ...

Original Keris Sajen Sepuh from the Legendary Majapahit Era

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A classic and original keris from the heydays of the legendary Javanese Majapahit empire. The characteristic model of this ancient keris is called 'dapur Sajen'. Foreign research studies on this type of keris often use the general term 'keris Majapahit' for this kind of dapur. Yet one must take notice, that this term is rather ...

Keris Majapahit Sepuh for Ritualistic Uses

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This ancient keris is made in the tangguh Majapahit era (1292–1500). With a length of only 29.5 cm, it has a rather short blade. The surface of the blade features the Wos Wutah pamor pattern. The sheath is hand carved in the typical gayaman style of Yogyakarta, Central Java, Indonesia. In ancient times, this sacred keris ...