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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th June 2020, 07:59 AM
Replies: 38
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Posted By Jean
Seribu bunga means one thousand flowers so it...

Seribu bunga means one thousand flowers so it should be a mix of many flower extracts/ essential oils
Regards
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th June 2020, 08:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 445
Posted By Jean
A good Bugis kris from the latest Czerny's...

A good Bugis kris from the latest Czerny's auction, congrats!
The very nice hilt seems to be made from marine ivory and is in takala style. The blade is not clearly in sepokal shape (not curved) and...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th June 2020, 07:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 927
Posted By Jean
Yes, humpback or Quasimodo (reference to Notre...

Yes, humpback or Quasimodo (reference to Notre Dame) would be suitable, or perhaps "one-armed as you will notice that the left arm is vaguely visible but the right one is cut at the shoulder level. :D
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 10th June 2020, 09:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 777
Posted By Jean
Hello David, Although I have seen several blades...

Hello David,
Although I have seen several blades with a dapur similar to yours, it does not exactly match with any description in the books Dhapur, Keris Jawa, and the EK (Roning Teki, Kebo Teki,...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 10th June 2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 927
Posted By Jean
Hello David, These 2 Javanese gana hilts show...

Hello David,
These 2 Javanese gana hilts show minimum or no "improvement".
IMO these "gana" hilts from South Sumatra constitute a separate type of hilt in adition to the "putri malu/ Durga" style...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th June 2020, 11:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 927
Posted By Jean
Hello Marco, I believe that these Sumatrese gana...

Hello Marco,
I believe that these Sumatrese gana hilts are actually carved, unlike some naturally shaped Javanese specimens.
Regards
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 31st May 2020, 08:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,915
Posted By Jean
IP, Gardner was stationed in Malaysia and his...

IP,
Gardner was stationed in Malaysia and his descriptions of the Indonesian krisses are somewhat inaccurate and obsolete.
The best source for buying the recent Groneman book is the site...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th May 2020, 08:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 767
Posted By Jean
The pamor pattern is not very specific, rather...

The pamor pattern is not very specific, rather worn-out and indinstinct, so I would just identify it as pamor mlumah.
Regards
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th May 2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,915
Posted By Jean
Yes Alan, I have to agree with you and I know...

Yes Alan, I have to agree with you and I know that the Neka's big keris book was mostly written by his Javanese co-author, which makes it somewhat questionable, but it is the "best" available source...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th May 2020, 08:19 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,915
Posted By Jean
I agree with you David and this applies...

I agree with you David and this applies especially to the Balinese/ Lombok krisses for which the true experts seem to have vanished, or are not in position to write something relevant for the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd May 2020, 02:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,915
Posted By Jean
Thank you Marco. Hum, only one of the 3 authors...

Thank you Marco. Hum, only one of the 3 authors seems to Balinese.... ;)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd May 2020, 12:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,915
Posted By Jean
Thank you Marco. Do you know more about this book...

Thank you Marco.
Do you know more about this book (authors, contents, etc)?
Regards
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd May 2020, 09:03 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,915
Posted By Jean
I agree. Regarding this book, my appreciation is...

I agree.
Regarding this book, my appreciation is as follows:
. The major interest of this book is that it describes the place and use of the kris into the Balinese culture, which is quite unique.
....
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st May 2020, 08:14 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,915
Posted By Jean
Smile First and as Anthony said, the book is written in...

First and as Anthony said, the book is written in English. The author studied Asian Art at the Hawai University, then he was trained as a professional Javanese court dancer and performed across the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th April 2020, 12:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,915
Posted By Jean
Yes, I have it and it is worth buying IMO, I...

Yes, I have it and it is worth buying IMO, I learned some interesting information, the author lived in Bali for a long time.
I bought it from the Leiden Museum bookshop.
Regards
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th April 2020, 08:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,143
Posted By Jean
It is very surprising to notice how such a new...

It is very surprising to notice how such a new kris can raise such different reactions, like any piece of modern art! :)
Regarding the pendok, it is not of high quality indeed but some embossed...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th April 2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,143
Posted By Jean
I believe so. The blade has pudak sategal (hooks)...

I believe so. The blade has pudak sategal (hooks) on the sides and a very odd ganja tail. The dhapur name is correct. Modern piece... :)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th April 2020, 07:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,106
Posted By Jean
Yes, this is what I meant.

Yes, this is what I meant.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th April 2020, 02:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,106
Posted By Jean
Hello Alan, I enlarged the pics and I am pretty...

Hello Alan,
I enlarged the pics and I am pretty confident that the pamor lines do not extend into the carved figure (the tail especially), however it may be as old as the blade itself as you say. Any...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th April 2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,106
Posted By Jean
I am not really qualified for replying but the...

I am not really qualified for replying but the "pin holes" are not evenly spaced and they rather look to be caused by a sharp tool used to force the carved figure in place on the blade before welding...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th April 2020, 08:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,106
Posted By Jean
Normally the integrated selut is flush with the...

Normally the integrated selut is flush with the base of the hilt, see attached specimen. Also the selut looks to have a slightly different colour and patina as compared to the hilt itself.
The carved...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th April 2020, 08:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,106
Posted By Jean
Interesting and beautiful kris indeed. From the...

Interesting and beautiful kris indeed. From the pics, I am not fully sure that the hilt is from ivory? (colour and patina). The blade is old and the carved animal on the gandik (singa?) is odd. The...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th April 2020, 08:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,432
Posted By Jean
It uses narrow and very thin strips of silver (or...

It uses narrow and very thin strips of silver (or gold or brass) I think, as for this gerantim hilt also made by a Lombok master craftsman.
Regards
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th April 2020, 08:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,432
Posted By Jean
Very impressive, can you show us the whole...

Very impressive, can you show us the whole scabbard?
Regards
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th April 2020, 12:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,142
Posted By Jean
I agree that the blade is not in Sumenep style,...

I agree that the blade is not in Sumenep style, but personally I would have placed it to East Java because of the ganja iras and pamor pattern especially. I attach the pic of an old Madurese blade...
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