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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. ...

Old and Exclusive Keris Carang Soka with Pamor Wos Wutah from the Tangguh Pengging Era (15th Century CE)

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Carang Soka is an old and exclusive dapur keris model. This traditional Javanese pusaka heirloom is made in the late fifteenth century; or to be more precise, in the tangguh Pengging era (1475–1479). The Pengging Kingdom was part of the Hindu-Javanese Majapahit empire (1292–1500). Most kerises from the tangguh Pengging era have a waved blade ...

Keris Panimbal Luk 9 with Pamor Pedaringan Kebak – Tangguh Tuban Era (13th–15th Century CE)

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The Panimbal keris has a waved blade with nine luks. It is considered a very popular dapur keris model since olden times, particularly among royal servants and aristocrats at the Javanese royal palace (keraton). This keris has been praised for its mystical properties of influential speech and charisma, which can help increase one's social status. ...

Keris Singå Makårå Luk 9 with Pamor Wos Wutah

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The gandhik of this keris features a Buddhist mythological creature known as 'Makara' (Sanskrit; Javanese: Makårå). In Buddhist iconography, this mythological creature is always depicted with its trunk tilted up and its mouth spread wide open from which a lion emerges (Sanskrit: siṃha; Javanese: singå). The Makara resembles the mouth of the rākṣasa (Sanskrit: 'giant', ...

Kyahi Naga Dwidewa

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Dapur Naga Penganten ('Twin Dragons') is a pair of dragon twins, which are considered very powerful indeed. The craftmanship of these dragons is remarkably detailed; the keris is covered in silver from ganja to the hip, and the Nāga King and Queen both are wearing a silver crown. The dragons dwelling within this unique keris ...