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High-End Balinese Keris Kamardikan Nāga Makara

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This high-end keris kamardikan, or contemporary keris, is a true masterpiece made by empu Fatur Rohman, a highly skilled artisan of royal descent. Empu Fatur Rohman is arguably one of the best keris makers in Indonesia today. Thus, the keris Nāga Makara demonstrates the empu's mastery of sophisticated forging techniques. Furthermore, the clever combination of ...

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 ...

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', ...