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Balinese Hindu Resi Drona Hermit Sage Keris Hilt Figurine carved from Holy Water Buffalo Horn

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Ritual keris daggers from Bali are held in high esteem for their elaborate design and high-end materials. An example of the amount of detail given to the Balinese keris as a whole can be seen in the characteristic danganan hilt. For instance, this particular handle is hand carved from the horns of a water buffalo. ...

Sacred Iron Keris Blade Pendant featuring Meteorite Pamor Udan Mas Pattern of Prosperity

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The iron blade of the Indonesian keris serves as a vessel for magic power. As a receptacle for esoteric energy, the blade's pamor pattern determines the ultimate quality of the sacred dagger. Generally, a pamor motif containing meteorite is considered superior to those forged from ordinary metals like nickel and steel. This, of course, is ...

Mantras: ‘Sacred Utterances from Indonesia’ (eBook)

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Mas Rodin's long-awaited eBook "Mantras: 'Sacred Utterances from Indonesia'" is out now via Indo Magic. The book comprises an introduction, 13 chapters, a glossary, and a bibliography. The mantras featured in this eBook, first and foremost, serve as a practical means for spiritual practice. Due to the rich diversity of Indonesian cultures, the eBook covers various ...

Ceremonial Keris Sajen Knife with Spirit Figurine Hilt and Pamor Wos Wutah Motif – Tangguh Majapahit Era (13th-15th Century CE)

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The period from the thirteenth to the fifteenth century during the reign of the Javanese Hindu empire of Majapahit (1293–1500 CE) is considered the golden age of Indonesian art and culture. Royal artisans from the Majapahit Kingdom produced many masterpieces of art, including various exclusive kerises and other pusaka (heirloom) treasures. However, from the many ...

Sacred Keris Sombro Ritual Dagger from the Tangguh Pajajaran (12th Century CE) with Pamor Kulit Semangka Pattern

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The Sombro dapur is a very special keris model that differs from any other sacred daggers from Indonesia. To begin with, a Sombro is much smaller than most other kerises. For instance, the standard length of a keris blade is approximately 33-38 cm, whereas the total length of the Sombro's blade measures only 19.5 cm. ...