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Keris Kebo Teki Luk 5 with Pamor Wos Wutah made in the Tangguh Tuban Era (14th Century CE)

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The majority of traditional Javanese Kebo dapur keris models has a straight blade. There are, however, a few exceptions, like the Kebo Dendeng and Dengen variants, which both have five waves (luk). Although this keris does has a waved-blade, it is neither a Dendeng nor Dengen type of Kebo; it is, in fact, a Kebo ...

Ancient Artifact Keris Brojol from the Javanese Hindu-Buddhist Tangguh Singasari Era (13th Century CE)

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The ancient artifact keris brojol exhibits characteristic features of kerises made in the tangguh Singasari era (1222–1292), the heydays of Hindu-Buddhist culture and archaeology in East Java. Though the majority of pusaka heirloom kerises from the time of the Singosari Kingdom usually have a corroded iron blade and a faded pamor motif, yet the dark ...

Keris Kamardikan featuring the Classical Naga Sasra model with a Stylish Pamor Kupu Tarung (Butterfly Wings) Pattern

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The keris Någå Sasra Kupu Tarung is a real masterpiece by empu Santo from Madura Sumenep, Indonesia. Empu Santo is a young and talented keris maker. His works always resemble the true mastery of a set of extraordinary forging skills. The keris Någå Såsrå Kupu Tarung is no exception to this general rule, for indeed, ...

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 Sinom Wora-wari from the Tangguh Kahuripan Era (10th-11th Century)

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It is not often that one comes across an ancient keris that has been preserved in top condition like this. Though the pamor motif is a little faded here and there, yet the ricikan are still clearly visible and remained pretty much intact. And for a straight-bladed keris ('lurus'), this dapur is elaborated with quite ...