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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 ...

East Javanese Keris Carita Gandu Luk 11 from the Hindu-Buddhist Tangguh Janggala Era (11th–12th Century CE)

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The ancient blade of this keris is forged from top-quality iron. Based on the extraordinary quality of iron and the remarkable forging skills of the empu (blacksmith), it is estimated that this keris was made in the tangguh Janggala era (11th–12th century CE) in East Java, Indonesia. After the Srivijaya invasion in the ancient Javanese ...

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 ...

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 ...

Authentic Javanese Keris Sabuk Inten from the Early Tangguh Mataram Era (16th–18th Century CE)

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Sabuk Inten often is considered an all-time favorite dapur keris model from Java. Nearly every collector of traditional Indonesian weaponry has at least one or more kerises of this kind in his or her personal collection of tosan aji (sacred metals). This is not in the least due to the highly auspicious powers linked to ...