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Keris Trimurda Luk 19: A Royal Dapur from the Tangguh Mataram Era (16th–18th Century)

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This ancient keris from the tangguh Mataram era (1582–1725 CE) features the rare dapur Trimurda (alternatively spelled 'Trimurdo'). This unique dapur counts not less than nineteen waves (luk). A dapur with such a large number of luks is classed as a special type of keris called 'kalawijan'. Due to the many luks, the size of ...

Keris Murma Malela from the 17th Century Tangguh Mataram Era

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The keris Murma Malela is an exquisite Javanese keris that was forged in the seventeenth century tangguh Mataram era. The dapur of this ancient keris features the rarely seen Murma Malela model. Murma Malela is a unique type of dapur with 7 luks, which can easily be recognized by the rather unusual shape of the ...

mKeris Megantara Luk 7 for Leadership and Convincing Speech

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This Megantara luk 7 is a contemporary keris (kamardikan) based on the dapur Megantara from the tangguh Mataram era (late 16th–early 18th century). The blade has seven waves, or luk, symbolizing leadership and authority. The symbolic meaning of these 7 luks also stands for convincing speech, which leads to improvement of one's social communication skills ...

Keris Sengkelat Mataram Sultan Agung‏ with Gold-plated Kinatah, Ancient Brass Sheath, and Teak-wooden Hilt

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This ancient keris was made in the tangguh Mataram Sultan Agung era (17th century). The robust blade features the dapur Sengkelat, and has thirteen waves (luk). Since ancient times, Indonesian kings and sultans have always had a special interest in kerises with the dapur Sengkelat. In fact, one can still find many kerises of this ...