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Kanjeng Kyai Naga Raja Mataram with Pamor Ngulit Semangka

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The Kanjeng Kyai Naga Raja is an ancient keris made in the tangguh Mataram era (16th–18th century C.E.). 'Kanjeng Kyai' (KK for short) is an honorific title reserved only for kerises of the highest standard. Kanjeng Kyai refers to royal pusaka (heirloom) items in particular, for indeed, many of the ancient kerises in the keraton ...

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 ...

Keris Naga Sapta Luk 7 with Pamor Wengkon for Achieving Success in Life

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This keris Naga Sapta is a contemporary keris (kamardikan) made by empu Sadek from Blutoh in Sumenep, Madura. Its dapur, the Naga Sapta, represents the mythical naga creature. In Javanese, however, this kind of dapur is called 'Nogo Sapto', which is derived from Sanskrit ('nāga': serpent; 'sapta': seven). The word 'sapta' (or 'sapto') refers to ...

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 ...