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Traditional Taweez with Islamic Esoteric Writing that Makes Grace Abound

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Nowadays taweez come in many forms and sizes, yet one can still find the more traditional taweez being made in Indonesia today. And indeed, this particular mystical object is reminiscent of amulets and talismans of olden times. Its simplistic yet bold design gives the amulet a distinctly classic look. Therefore, it is not difficult to ...

Semar Mesem Deity Talisman Yielding Magical Power to Influence One’s Way to Success

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Semar is Java's deity of guidance and protection. This celestial spirit is of Javanese origin, tracing back to pre-Hindu times in Indonesia. The local god plays a dominant role in traditional Indonesian shadow play (wayang), as the elder brother of Bhatara Guru (Īśvara, an avatar of Śiva). In the classical wayang stories Semar is the ...

Keris Pulanggeni Luk 5 – Pamor Sanak – Tangguh Cirebon (15th–17th Century CE)

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The keris Pulanggeni is a five-waved ('luk') dapur model of Javanese origin. Unlike most traditional Javanese kerises, this particular keris has a rather tall and heavy blade. These characteristic features are commonly found amongst kerises from the tangguh Cirebon era (15th–17th century CE), a historical period referring to the reign of one of Java's first ...

Rare Keris Selekede Kalawijan Luk 15 with Pamor Ngulit Semangka Motif and Ancient Copper Pendok Cover

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The so-called kalawijan type of kerises are a very special kind of dapur (model). A kalawijan keris has a rather unconventional design in the sense that the blade features a larger number of waves (luk) compared to the conventional standards. This means that kerises of this particular kind have more than thirteen luks. Any keris ...

Charismatic Majapahit Keris Brojol with Pamor Bendo Segodo Pattern + Rojo Gundolo Motif

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Kerises and other pusaka (heirloom) items made in thirteenth to fifteenth century Java during the glorious tangguh Majapahit era (1292–1500 CE) are among the best collections of traditional Indonesian weaponry. The royal artisans of the Javanese Hindu Kingdom of Majapahit brought forth some of the most amazing works of art and architecture. Thus, this historical ...