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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 ...

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 Någå Såsrå Luk 13 decorated with Gold-plated Silver Kinatah Finish

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We are happy to offer you a most exclusive work by Sadek, a highly skilled keris artisan in Sumenep, Madura. Sadek is particularly skilled in making kerises that feature an extraordinary gandik with a beautiful design of a någå (Sanskrit: 'nāga') on it. Likewise, the gandik of this keris also features the detailed body of ...

Keris Hanoman Pudhak Sategal Luk 5

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In ancient Javanese literature Hanoman is often mentioned as 'Pandawa Anoman', or simply 'Anoman'. In this context, however, Hanoman (Sanskrit: Hanuman) is a dapur featuring five luks. This type of dapur can be easily recognized by its tall sogokan. Hanuman, the 'White Monkey', is the son of Kesari and Añjanā. When the apsarāḥ ('celestial nymph') Añjanā ...