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Keris Kebo Teki Luk 5 with Pamor Wos Wutah made in the Tangguh Tuban Era (14th Century CE)

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The majority of traditional Javanese Kebo dapur keris models has a straight blade. There are, however, a few exceptions, like the Kebo Dendeng and Dengen variants, which both have five waves (luk). Although this keris does has a waved-blade, it is neither a Dendeng nor Dengen type of Kebo; it is, in fact, a Kebo ...

Keris Panimbal Luk 9 with Pamor Pedaringan Kebak – Tangguh Tuban Era (13th–15th Century CE)

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The Panimbal keris has a waved blade with nine luks. It is considered a very popular dapur keris model since olden times, particularly among royal servants and aristocrats at the Javanese royal palace (keraton). This keris has been praised for its mystical properties of influential speech and charisma, which can help increase one's social status. ...

Authentic Keris Sombro with Pamor Sanak made in the Late Pajajaran/Early Tuban Era (12th–13th Century)

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The Sombro dapur model is named after the maker, empu Ni Mbok Sombro. Nyai Sombro, as she is often called, is a Javanese female keris maker who lived in the Pajajaran Kingdom (12th century CE) in West Java, Indonesia. Empu Ni Mbok Sombro became a well-known keris maker in the Pajajaran society, where she received ...

Keris Brojol Winongan with Pamor Wos Wutah featuring Rojo Gundolo

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Wos Wutah is a common seen type of pamor. Though its design is not very orderly arranged, yet it is beautifully spread out over the surface of the blade. Another name for pamor Wos Wutah is (pamor) 'Beras Wutah', which means 'sprinkled rice'. This type of pamor has potential magical powers to provide its owner ...

Keris Tilam Upih Ganja Iras from the Tangguh Tuban-Majapahit Era (13th–15th Century CE)

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This straight-bladed ('lurus') keris features 'Ganja Iras', which means the blade does not have a separate ganja, but rather it is made out of the blade itself. The dapur of this keris is 'Tilam Upih'. Tilam Upih can be translated as 'white (bed)sheet(s)' which implies living a straight (hence 'lurus' instead of 'luk') and honest ...