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East Javanese Keris Carita Gandu Luk 11 from the Hindu-Buddhist Tangguh Janggala Era (11th–12th Century CE)

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The ancient blade of this keris is forged from top-quality iron. Based on the extraordinary quality of iron and the remarkable forging skills of the empu (blacksmith), it is estimated that this keris was made in the tangguh Janggala era (11th–12th century CE) in East Java, Indonesia. After the Srivijaya invasion in the ancient Javanese ...

Authentic Javanese Keris Sabuk Inten from the Early Tangguh Mataram Era (16th–18th Century CE)

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Sabuk Inten often is considered an all-time favorite dapur keris model from Java. Nearly every collector of traditional Indonesian weaponry has at least one or more kerises of this kind in his or her personal collection of tosan aji (sacred metals). This is not in the least due to the highly auspicious powers linked to ...

Keris Sabuk Inten a.k.a. ‘The Diamond Belt Dapur’ of the 16th Century Tangguh Pajang Era

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The distinctive wavy blade of this ancient masterpiece features the popular Sabuk Inten design. This dapur type has a total of eleven luks (i.e. waves) which are attributed with various ricikan elements, such as a kembang kacang, two lambe gajahs, a shallow sraweyan, and ri pandan and greneng. But perhaps the most special part of ...

Keris Carita Keprabon Luk 11 with Pamor Pedaringan Kebak made in the Tangguh Pajang Era (16th Century)

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This ancient pusaka heirloom keris is made in the sixteenth century, at the time of the Pajang era (1568–1586 CE). The dapur (model) of this keris is known as 'Carita Keprabon' (sometimes also spelled 'Carito Kaprabon'). Carita means story, and keprabon is term commonly used to refer to the royal palace of kings or sultans, ...

Keris Sabuk Tali Luk 11 with Pamor Banyu Mili – Tangguh Singosari (13th Century)

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The keris Sabuk Tali is very rare dapur. The name of this classic dapur means 'cord belt' in Javanese. This ancient keris is made in the thirteenth century tangguh Singosari era (1222–1292 CE). It has 11 luks ('waves'), a plain gandik, a deep sogokan depan, and a wide pejetan. Also, the base of the blade ...