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Sacred Iron Keris Blade Pendant featuring Meteorite Pamor Udan Mas Pattern of Prosperity

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The iron blade of the Indonesian keris serves as a vessel for magic power. As a receptacle for esoteric energy, the blade's pamor pattern determines the ultimate quality of the sacred dagger. Generally, a pamor motif containing meteorite is considered superior to those forged from ordinary metals like nickel and steel. This, of course, is ...

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. ...

Old and Exclusive Keris Carang Soka with Pamor Wos Wutah from the Tangguh Pengging Era (15th Century CE)

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Carang Soka is an old and exclusive dapur keris model. This traditional Javanese pusaka heirloom is made in the late fifteenth century; or to be more precise, in the tangguh Pengging era (1475–1479). The Pengging Kingdom was part of the Hindu-Javanese Majapahit empire (1292–1500). Most kerises from the tangguh Pengging era have a waved blade ...

Keris Sabuk Inten a.k.a. ‘The Diamond Belt Dapur’ of the 16th Century Tangguh Pajang Era

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The distinctive wavy blade of this ancient masterpiece features the popular Sabuk Inten design. This dapur type has a total of eleven luks (i.e. waves) which are attributed with various ricikan elements, such as a kembang kacang, two lambe gajahs, a shallow sraweyan, and ri pandan and greneng. But perhaps the most special part of ...

Kanjeng Kyai Naga Raja Mataram with Pamor Ngulit Semangka

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The Kanjeng Kyai Naga Raja is an ancient keris made in the tangguh Mataram era (16th–18th century C.E.). 'Kanjeng Kyai' (KK for short) is an honorific title reserved only for kerises of the highest standard. Kanjeng Kyai refers to royal pusaka (heirloom) items in particular, for indeed, many of the ancient kerises in the keraton ...