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Indonesian Keris Pocket Talisman wielding Magical Powers to Achieve Prosperity and Successful Social Status

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The keris is one of the key aspects of traditional Indonesian culture. With its distinctive characteristic design the keris is typically valued for its diversity in symbolism. And so, the interpretation of the keris is inseparable from local customs and ancient traditions. Thus, the keris was officially recognized as an intangible socio-cultural heritage by UNESCO ...

Keris Pocket Amulet featuring the Seal of Solomon and Other Islamic Magical Incantations embossed on Sacred Brass Blade and Sheath

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The Indonesian keris is valued as a rare and sacred pusaka or heirloom. Beside the common function of a traditional weapon, the keris also serves as a ritual dagger. Indeed, the keris is indispensable for ritual ceremonies performed by the ordained priests at the royal court of Yogyakarta and Surakarta in Central Java. After Indonesia ...

Ceremonial Pusaka Amulet representing the Javanese Mythical Semar Deity

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Semar is one of the gods worshipped in traditional Javanese mysticism (kejawen). This spiritual entity is considered to be the guardian spirit (dhanyang, or hyang for short) of the island of Java. Jarudeh, as Semar is often also called by the Javanese, is the human manifestation of the god Sang Hyang Ismaya. Since Sang Hyang ...

Indonesian Keris Talisman with Magical Islamic Formulas for Wealth Increase and Accumulation of Riches

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The Indonesian keris is internationally praised for its magical powers. Since time immemorial Indo-Malay people have used the keris in traditional rituals and ceremonies. Its primary function, therefore, is not that of a thrusting weapon but rather a ritual instrument. This means that the keris is considered a sacred object; i.e. a talisman. Much of ...

Keris Amulet with Islamic Spells embossed and Sacred Brass Sheath wrapped in Red Magical Cord

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One of Indonesia's most precious cultural heritage objects is undoubtedly the keris, a ritual dagger richly endowed with mystical qualities. The ancient tradition of keris forging dates back to eleventh century AD, though some Indonesians believe the keris was already in use in Java around the sixth century AD. Either way, the truth is that ...