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Ancient Artifact Keris Brojol from the Javanese Hindu-Buddhist Tangguh Singasari Era (13th Century CE)

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The ancient artifact keris brojol exhibits characteristic features of kerises made in the tangguh Singasari era (1222–1292), the heydays of Hindu-Buddhist culture and archaeology in East Java. Though the majority of pusaka heirloom kerises from the time of the Singosari Kingdom usually have a corroded iron blade and a faded pamor motif, yet the dark ...

Ancient Keris Patrem featuring Classical Dapur Brojol Model with Pamor Ngulit Semangka Motif – Tangguh Mataram Era (15th–17th Century CE)

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Ancient kerises and other pusaka heirloom items come in various forms and sizes. However, the so-called 'patrem' model (dapur) is a very unique type of keris, which can be recognized by its smaller size compared to conventional pusaka weapons in Indonesia. The length of the blade of this particular keris patrem measures 20.5 cm, whereas ...

Antique Talismanic Keris Patrem Kebo Teki to Bring a Surplus of Wealth

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Forged into the traditional Javanese dapur model of Kebo Teki, the keris patrem is a classic example of Indonesia's invaluable cultural heritage. Though in fact the Kebo Teki, also known as Mahesa Teki, is a common dapur of the olden days, yet the unique talismanic (patrem) variant of this ancient model is quite rare. The ...

Old Keris Patrem Brojol with Pamor Nyanak and Traditional Warangka Sheath Hand Carved from Timoho Wood

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The blade of this old keris patrem Brojol features a remarkably smooth surface which has a very soft gray tone to it. The blade also shows a subtle pamor pattern, namely the Nyanak (or 'Sanak') motif. This pamor pattern is created using mainly the same metal materials as those which were used to forge the ...

New Talismanic Keris Patrem Brojol with Pamor Tambal

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Keris patrem is often referred to as a talismanic keris due to its smaller size compared to the conventional keris and other Indonesian pusaka heirloom items. As such, the keris patrem is very similar to the keris sajen, since both these types of kerises emphasize the practical purpose for ritualistic use. On the other hand, ...