Tag Archives Tangguh Pajang

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 ...

Keris Laler Mengeng with Elegant Pamor Jung Isi Dunya forge-folded in the Tangguh Pajang Era (16th Century CE)

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The dapur of this antique Indonesian keris features the straight-bladed Laler Mengeng model. It is a very rare and unique type of keris in regard to the ricikan components of the blade. First of all, the gandik is quite tall, but what is more surprising is the inverted kembang kacang, which points inward instead of ...

Antique Keris Sepang made in the Sixteenth Century – A Minimalistic Dapur with Profound Mystical Power

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The keris Sepang is a traditional pusaka heirloom of olden times, featuring an ancient dapur (model) which has a classical straight, thick and heavy blade. However, the dapur Sepang certainly is not just an ordinary model, for indeed, the ricikan of this keris are quite unusual – very unique to say the least. What is striking ...

Keris Carita Keprabon Luk 11 with Pamor Pedaringan Kebak made in the Tangguh Pajang Era (16th Century)

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This ancient pusaka heirloom keris is made in the sixteenth century, at the time of the Pajang era (1568–1586 CE). The dapur (model) of this keris is known as 'Carita Keprabon' (sometimes also spelled 'Carito Kaprabon'). Carita means story, and keprabon is term commonly used to refer to the royal palace of kings or sultans, ...

Keris Kalamunyeng: ‘The Spinning Dapur of Sunan Giri’

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This straight bladed keris (lurus) features the dapur Kalamunyeng. It is an ancient pusaka heirloom keris, which is forged in the tangguh Pajang era (1568–1586 CE). The antique blade of this keris has a plain gandik, a subtle tikel alis, a square pejetan, and a short but sharp buntut cecak. Also, it has a tall ...