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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 04:03 AM
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Posted By David
I haven't gone through the entire thread to see...

I haven't gone through the entire thread to see if this was covered already, but this is identified as an Onna-Bugeish, a female warrior of the Japanese nobility....
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th February 2016, 12:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 259
Posted By David
Well Alan, given what i suspect resides in your...

Well Alan, given what i suspect resides in your personal collection i would image there would be much reason for you to spend much time cruising there. However, some of us who are apt from time to...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th February 2016, 09:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 259
Posted By David
Alan, i believe what you are saying here is...

Alan, i believe what you are saying here is pretty much in line with what i have just said in my last post. I do understand where you are coming from with the word "tourist", however i am using the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th February 2016, 07:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 259
Posted By David
Iron Ancestors is not that difficult to locate....

Iron Ancestors is not that difficult to locate. It is even available on Amazon.
I tend to side with Alan's take on so-called "fakes". Alkema seems to consider anything made in the 20th century (or...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th February 2016, 06:35 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,944
Posted By David
Ariel, again you are missing my point. Again,...

Ariel, again you are missing my point. Again, these images were brought to our attention for an over all appreciation of this artist's work, i suppose due to their extraordinary attention to detail...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd February 2016, 11:16 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,944
Posted By David
Well Ariel, i guess will need to establish what,...

Well Ariel, i guess will need to establish what, exactly, we are attempting to "prove" here. Let's put this question into context. As far as i can tell Mahratt did not present any point or question...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd February 2016, 03:00 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,944
Posted By David
Ariel, i feel like you are being contrary just...

Ariel, i feel like you are being contrary just for the sake of it here. You are comparing works of classical artists such as Rembrandt that depict biblical themes from two millenniums past to these...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st February 2016, 07:16 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,364
Posted By David
Given our previous discussion on the...

Given our previous discussion on the "Bayu" hilts how can we be sure beyond doubt that the artist's intention was to create pamangku here rather than it merely being an "artistic" work not completely...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st February 2016, 01:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 438
Posted By David
That was my first thought in post #2, that the...

That was my first thought in post #2, that the size of this hilt was most likely determined by the size and shape of the material being used to carve it.
Alan, thanks for the additional info on...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st February 2016, 05:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 438
Posted By David
I don't think very many very young children would...

I don't think very many very young children would have keris for ceremonial purposes. A hilt for a patrem seems more reasonable. :shrug:
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 31st January 2016, 10:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 438
Posted By David
I'm not sure if it means anything, but my example...

I'm not sure if it means anything, but my example is indeed on a patrem blade. :shrug:
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th January 2016, 08:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 438
Posted By David
My immediate thought was that the carver was...

My immediate thought was that the carver was working with the amount of material that was available to them at the time. I am not sure that a hilt would necessarily need to be even slimmer than the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th January 2016, 04:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 476
Posted By David
Thanks Alan. As Leif pointed out on another...

Thanks Alan. As Leif pointed out on another thread, you are, as always, an amazing resource. :)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th January 2016, 07:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 480
Posted By David
Harry, perhaps you are unaware of the intrinsic...

Harry, perhaps you are unaware of the intrinsic symbolism of the keris to represent the masculine principle. Here is some reading for you that might enlighten you....
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th January 2016, 06:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 480
Posted By David
Yes Harry. I moderate this forum. I am sorry if...

Yes Harry. I moderate this forum. I am sorry if you find this thread offensive. In the future i might suggest that you PM the moderator directly if you are so offended. That would be the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th January 2016, 07:02 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,944
Posted By David
That's interesting Dmitriy, but you know, this is...

That's interesting Dmitriy, but you know, this is the Ethnographic Arms & Armor Forum, not Art Forum. I do see one painting that you posted that clearly shows arms and armor that we can discuss. One....
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 24th January 2016, 08:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 349
Posted By David
Hopefully we can all take a breathe here for a...

Hopefully we can all take a breathe here for a moment before continuing....

There, that's better. :)

Mr. Hansen started this post announcing that he is way out of his collecting area and asking...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 24th January 2016, 06:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 480
Posted By David
Keris Humor!

Just had to share this from a Facebook group i'm on since i don't believe i have ever encountered intentional keris humor like this. :)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 24th January 2016, 05:22 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,364
Posted By David
Alan, i believe i have already asked these...

Alan, i believe i have already asked these questions. Where does the attribution to Bayu stem from? When was it first assigned this name by a museum curator or collector? What are the clues that...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 24th January 2016, 07:46 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,364
Posted By David
That fellow is pretty fearsome. We should give...

That fellow is pretty fearsome. We should give him a name before he hurts somebody. ;) :)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd January 2016, 09:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 265
Posted By David
Have you not seen this particular form before...

Have you not seen this particular form before because i have.
:shrug:
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd January 2016, 09:36 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,364
Posted By David
True, people attribute. Even supposedly learned...

True, people attribute. Even supposedly learned people attribute. That still doesn't mean that they are ultimately correct. I do wonder where that leaves us as collectors though. While i fully...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd January 2016, 07:03 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,364
Posted By David
Well, i was going to suggest that, but giving the...

Well, i was going to suggest that, but giving the line of our conversation here thought it best just to post it without much comment. ;)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd January 2016, 07:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 265
Posted By David
Yep, looks Bali indeed. I've seen this jolly...

Yep, looks Bali indeed.
I've seen this jolly fellow before. He seems related to Buddha to me (certainly similar to Chinese interpretations of Buddha that we have seen, but as per our previous...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd January 2016, 12:40 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,364
Posted By David
Just to add to the confusion here is a hilt from...

Just to add to the confusion here is a hilt from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC that it also identifies as Bayu. Seems questionable to me for a few reasons, but you would think that a museum...
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