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Sacred Keris Sombro Ritual Dagger from the Tangguh Pajajaran (12th Century CE) with Pamor Kulit Semangka Pattern

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The Sombro dapur is a very special keris model that differs from any other sacred daggers from Indonesia. To begin with, a Sombro is much smaller than most other kerises. For instance, the standard length of a keris blade is approximately 33-38 cm, whereas the total length of the Sombro's blade measures only 19.5 cm. ...

Keris Kamardikan Balebang Kencana Luk 9 – Putran Tangguh Pakubuwono IV Era (1788–1820 CE)

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The Balebang dapur keris model normally features five or seven waves ('luk'). Yet this particular version of the Balebang dapur has an impressive number of nine luks in total. Therefore the dapur is called Balebang Kencana. Balebang, or bale bang, is a sacred place in the royal palace of Surakarta designated for the Susuhunan's throne. ...

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 ...

Exclusive Keris from Bali with Gold-plated Kinatah Image of the Hindu-Buddhist Deity Kala Rao + Antique Mendak Keris Ring inlaid with Rubies

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This exclusive keris comes from the island of Bali, Indonesia. Due to the many temples and shrines on the island, Bali is also known as the 'Island of the Gods'. The pantheon in Bali consists of many Hindu gods and Buddhist deities as well as animist spirits. Kala Rao is an eminent deity of the ...

Ancient Balinese Keris featuring Straight-bladed Dapur Sepang with Pamor Ngulit Semangka

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In present-day Indonesia the Balinese keris is renown for its large measurements and robust artwork. Kerises from Bali stand out from the rest of Indonesian pusaka (heirloom) weapons, especially when compared to the moderate sizes and subtle designs of the Javanese keris. The average length of the blade of a Balinese keris measures 40-45 cm ...