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Keris Kamardikan Balebang Kencana Luk 9 – Putran Tangguh Pakubuwono IV Era (1788–1820 CE)

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The Balebang dapur keris model normally features five or seven waves ('luk'). Yet this particular version of the Balebang dapur has an impressive number of nine luks in total. Therefore the dapur is called Balebang Kencana. Balebang, or bale bang, is a sacred place in the royal palace of Surakarta designated for the Susuhunan's throne. ...

Keris Bethok Kamardikan with Threefold Pamor Triwarna Pattern consisting of Pedaringan Kebak, Lar Gangsir and Adeg Sapu

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The Bethok dapur is one of the early keris models originating from the Buddhist era in Indonesia (6th–9th century CE). It is a straight-bladed dapur type, which is shorter and wider when compared to the blade of other kerises. In general, the Bethok is characterized by the simplicity of its design. The only ricikan elements ...

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 ...

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 ...