Tag Archives Pusaka

Sorcerous Headhunting Mandau Dagger with Wild Pig’s Teeth, Hair, and Bone Ornaments

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Although the sinister practice of headhunting has been discontinued decades ago, the material culture of indigenous tribes continues to be valued by people in Indonesia today. Ancient Indonesian artefacts such as swords (pedang), daggers (keris), machetes (golok), and spears (tombak), attest to the cultural significance of traditional weaponry. The same holds true for the mandau; ...

Indonesian Amulet Vial containing Fragrant Sandalwood Essential Oil for Aura Healing and Pusaka Cleaning

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The Indonesian amulet vial contains 10 ml of fragrant sandalwood essential oil. The oil has been extracted from the aromatic wood of East Indian sandalwood (Lat. Santalum album) trees in Mojokerto, East Java, Indonesia. The heartwood of this particular species is white (hence album). The use of sandalwood is recorded in ancient Indian literature, such ...

Ceremonial Keris Sajen Knife with Spirit Figurine Hilt and Pamor Wos Wutah Motif – Tangguh Majapahit Era (13th-15th Century CE)

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The period from the thirteenth to the fifteenth century during the reign of the Javanese Hindu empire of Majapahit (1293–1500 CE) is considered the golden age of Indonesian art and culture. Royal artisans from the Majapahit Kingdom produced many masterpieces of art, including various exclusive kerises and other pusaka (heirloom) treasures. However, from the many ...

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. ...

Antique Sumatran Badik Sewar Dagger to Stimulate Extraordinary Bravery, Masculinity and Warrior Mentality

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The badik sewar is a traditional combat weapon from Sumatra, Indonesia. This type of badik looks similar to the traditional daggers used by the Bugis, Makassar and Mandar people of southern Sulawesi, Indonesia. Though the shape of the sewar's blade also has a lot in common with the Tumbuk Lada from the Riau Archipelago, located ...