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Rare Keris Selekede Kalawijan Luk 15 with Pamor Ngulit Semangka Motif and Ancient Copper Pendok Cover

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The so-called kalawijan type of kerises are a very special kind of dapur (model). A kalawijan keris has a rather unconventional design in the sense that the blade features a larger number of waves (luk) compared to the conventional standards. This means that kerises of this particular kind have more than thirteen luks. Any keris ...

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 ...

Antique Javanese Pedang Suduk Maru Sword from the Historical Tangguh Mataram Era

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Suduk Maru is a traditional Javanese dapur pedang or sword's model. The design of the Suduk Maru is vaguely reminiscent of the dapur Cengkrong keris model, though the latter is significantly smaller in size compared to the sword's model. It has been suggested that this particular dapur pedang was very populair in early Islam in ...

Kanjeng Kyai Naga Raja Mataram with Pamor Ngulit Semangka

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The Kanjeng Kyai Naga Raja is an ancient keris made in the tangguh Mataram era (16th–18th century C.E.). 'Kanjeng Kyai' (KK for short) is an honorific title reserved only for kerises of the highest standard. Kanjeng Kyai refers to royal pusaka (heirloom) items in particular, for indeed, many of the ancient kerises in the keraton ...

Old Keris Carubuk with Pamor Wos Wutah: ‘The Mystical Dapur of Sunan Kalijaga’

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The Carubuk (or 'Crubuk') dapur keris model is a one of kind. Legend has it, that the design of this particular dapur is created by the renown empu Supa Anom (also called 'Jaka Supa' or 'Ki Nom Supa'), who lived during the Majapahit era (1292–1500 CE). However, it is said that the Carubuk dapur was ...