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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 ...

Tiger Head Rêsi Master Amulet made from Sacred Metals, Minerals and Stones + Magical Yantra Scroll

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This amulet is made and consecrated by the Buddhist monk Luang Por Kalong of Wat Kaolam, Thailand. Before Luang Por Kalong would consecrate an item or give someone his blessings, he would first touch with his thumb a crystal fang in the roof cavity of his mouth; a supernatural feature similar to that of the ...

Tiger Rêsi Statuette with Magical Yantra Scroll and Tiger Fur

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This statuette is made and consecrated by the Buddhist monk Luang Por Samang, the abbot of Wat Bang Phra. On the base of the statuette, there are sacred characters handwritten by Luang Por Samang himself. There is also a tiny metal scroll with yantras inscribed on it and a piece of tiger fur inserted in ...

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 Makårå Luk 13 a.k.a. Kyai Rêsi Bagaspati with Gold-plated Silver Makara Deity Image

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The gandik of this keris features a Buddhist mythological creature known as 'Makara' (Sanskrit; Javanese: Makårå). The Makara resembles the mouth of the rākṣasa (Sanskrit: 'giant', 'demon') whom is 'The Lord of Time' (Sanskrit: Bhaṭṭāra Kāla, or Rāhu; Javanese: Batara Kala, or Kala Rao). Batara Kala's manifestation in the form of Makårå is also a ...