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Forum: European Armoury 27th June 2020, 07:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,483
Posted By drdavid
The embroidered symbol is the Prince of Wales...

The embroidered symbol is the Prince of Wales feathers, complete with his motto 'Ich Dien', which is a pretty good indication this is English :)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th June 2020, 06:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,508
Posted By drdavid
Interesting that in the examples shown the...

Interesting that in the examples shown the 'backbone' has an initial concavity to the left in the lower part and concavity to the right in the upper part. In medical terms a 'balanced or compensated...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd April 2020, 02:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,517
Posted By drdavid
David I am sure we are talking the same expert....

David I am sure we are talking the same expert. Your example is magnificent, I have one that is much plainer
cheers
DrD
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd April 2020, 01:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,517
Posted By drdavid
Quoting/paraphrasing information on wedung...

Quoting/paraphrasing information on wedung conveyed to me by a recognised expert in this area, (any error is mine not theirs)

The wedung was not a weapon in the sense of a tool to kill people, and...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 2nd April 2020, 06:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,181
Posted By drdavid
Seems likely this is by Bruno Piglhein Here...

Seems likely this is by Bruno Piglhein Here (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruno_Piglhein)
That does not help with the subject matter but looks like he was fond of painting ladies in various stages...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th November 2019, 05:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,632
Posted By drdavid
Luk Siji

I think the picture attached shows a 'Luk Siji' (one luk keris), I would be hesitant to call Thomas's piece Luk Siji
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th July 2019, 09:49 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,812
Posted By drdavid
You might also ask who does the keris truly...

You might also ask who does the keris truly belong to ie the giver (wielder/lingam holder) or the receiver (victim/yoni), if it is the giver the beginning (point of first contact) is the gonjo or...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th July 2019, 09:44 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,812
Posted By drdavid
Keeping in mind the lingam then the...

Keeping in mind the lingam then the beginning/base should be where the pesi joins the blade. This might not include the gonjo which could be seen as an external addition to the lingam. The pesi...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd July 2019, 05:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,776
Posted By drdavid
Thank you Alan for a most informative post DrD

Thank you Alan for a most informative post
DrD
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th June 2019, 09:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,401
Posted By drdavid
Beras wutah for me too DrD

Beras wutah for me too
DrD
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th May 2019, 09:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,108
Posted By drdavid
Gorgeous blade and a lovely hilt, but to...

Gorgeous blade and a lovely hilt, but to paraphrase Rick, it is not a match made in heaven.
Drd
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 10th May 2019, 06:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,703
Posted By drdavid
I can confirm this is indeed a game board, I have...

I can confirm this is indeed a game board, I have one which folds and has game pieces in an incorporated box. Mine came from Nepal, there the game is called Bagha Chal, (Tiger moving). It is said to...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 11th March 2019, 07:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,369
Posted By drdavid
That is a particularly nice tagine Stu david

That is a particularly nice tagine Stu
david
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd February 2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,635
Posted By drdavid
Same author on all of these. Alan, if you want a...

Same author on all of these. Alan, if you want a BI version you might get it by emailing the author who lists contact email
Drd
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th January 2019, 08:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,655
Posted By drdavid
I wonder also whether the gonjo is a replacement,...

I wonder also whether the gonjo is a replacement, not that there is anything unusual or wrong about that
drd
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th December 2018, 07:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,908
Posted By drdavid
Great example of what is possible, I am sure you...

Great example of what is possible, I am sure you are pleased with the outcome. The kinatah looks better. Can you tell us a little more about the pendok, what animal is depicted, did you chose that...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd November 2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 11,359
Posted By drdavid
Great work Andreas, that is very cool DrD

Great work Andreas, that is very cool
DrD
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 21st November 2018, 07:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,160
Posted By drdavid
The gentlemen with the shell chest pieces and...

The gentlemen with the shell chest pieces and the two at the back with the spiky headdress I associate with the ceremonial dance and drum groups that welcome dignitaries to a meeting/dinner etc for...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 18th November 2018, 06:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,160
Posted By drdavid
My vote would be Sri Lanka the chest decorations...

My vote would be Sri Lanka
the chest decorations and much of the headwear is typical for there. More than that I cannot say
cheers
DrDavid
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th November 2018, 02:37 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,225
Posted By drdavid
Thanks Detlef and well done Athanase Drd

Thanks Detlef and well done Athanase
Drd
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd November 2018, 08:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,225
Posted By drdavid
Hi Alan, is there any chance you have a picture...

Hi Alan, is there any chance you have a picture of a segrek you could show us
cheers
DrD
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th August 2018, 07:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,911
Posted By drdavid
Hi Green I agree with Henk, I think your kinatah...

Hi Green
I agree with Henk, I think your kinatah has worn away and I would count 9 luk. If you use the search you can find some comments on counting luk from Alan Maisey, in short by definition there...
Forum: European Armoury 4th July 2018, 08:00 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,215
Posted By drdavid
Alan, the hands appear to be pulling the...

Alan, the hands appear to be pulling the scales/armour/something else forwards and there is something above the hands in the centre, I cannot make out what that might be from the photos, is it...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th June 2018, 10:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,860
Posted By drdavid
Hello Ridho, I am afraid I cannot add to the...

Hello Ridho, I am afraid I cannot add to the comments, but could I suggest photographing your keris with a plain background rather than a patterned one, it makes it easier to pick out the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd May 2018, 09:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,466
Posted By drdavid
Hi David, not much to contribute but I think your...

Hi David, not much to contribute but I think your call that this is Lord Ganesha is probably correct, both hands are holding something, ? the left hand a conch, no idea what is in the other...
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