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Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania Today, 04:57 AM
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
Suweng

These items are called suweng (Jav.), sengkang (Kr.), subang (Ind.)

They are earstuds.

You can still see the occasional elderly Javanese village lady wearing these when they come to town. When at...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania Today, 04:49 AM
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
Bangkol

These three little hooks fall into the realm of extreme rarity.

The two on the left are definitely bangkol. A bangkol is a hook that was worn on the sabuk and was used by a mounted warrior to hold...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania Today, 04:33 AM
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
Timang

These buckles are called timang.

In the courts of Central Jawa they are used to hold the sabuk (belt) in place which in turn holds the wide sash (setagen) around the waist in place.

This sash/belt...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania Today, 04:19 AM
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
Binggel

In the old days in Jawa and Madura women used to wear these around their ankles.

Last time I saw anybody wearing them was an elderly lady in a village in Madura more than 20 years ago, I believe...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 09:51 PM
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
Good to have you on board Gajah. I don't have...

Good to have you on board Gajah.

I don't have much to add to what David has already said.

Terminology alters from place to place and from time to time, and assessment of blade age with any degree...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th July 2014, 09:00 PM
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thanks Giovanni. If it also removes the rust...

Thanks Giovanni.

If it also removes the rust that is underneath the gold, then that would trouble me, because with old kinatah it is only the rust that is holding the kinatah in place. With kinatah...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 26th July 2014, 10:19 PM
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yes Max, correct, gold does not rust. But...

Yes Max, correct, gold does not rust.

But underneath that gold is iron or steel and that does rust.

What often happens is that over time the rust penetrates to the iron under the gold, and the only...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 25th July 2014, 10:27 PM
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
The "gold-back-into-hole" job? My...

The "gold-back-into-hole" job?

My personal favourite adhesive for anything like this is Araldite, its a two part epoxy glue. There is a version that sets within 5 minutes, and another one that sets...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 25th July 2014, 01:07 PM
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
Something has occurred to me with all this talk...

Something has occurred to me with all this talk about "gold on blade" business.

We haven't said how the gold is attached to the blade.

Without straining the brain cells too hard I can think of 4...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 25th July 2014, 07:48 AM
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yes Detlef, I agree totally, that is why I...

Yes Detlef, I agree totally, that is why I wrote:-

"---That gold may not get through a soak---"

I have found that the most reliable way in which to find out if the gold is firmly attached is to go...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 24th July 2014, 02:59 AM
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
I reckon that's a sun spot.

I reckon that's a sun spot.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd July 2014, 01:33 PM
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
Jean, to the best of my knowledge there is no...

Jean, to the best of my knowledge there is no English translation available for either of these works.

"--Panangguhing--" was translated into Indonesian and republished a few years ago, I think. I...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th July 2014, 12:48 AM
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
In Bali Banaspati and Banaspati Raja are...

In Bali Banaspati and Banaspati Raja are associated with the Kanda Mpat, the spirits associated with the human body. This is a relatively complex area of Balinese belief and here is not the place to...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th July 2014, 02:34 PM
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
I cannot say with any certainty that it is...

I cannot say with any certainty that it is recent, that is, recent in the sense of since 1980 --- I would need to handle it to give an opinion on that, but the gandik and kembang kacang are very...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th July 2014, 12:26 PM
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
This blade displays very clear evidence that it...

This blade displays very clear evidence that it was produced in the Sumenep area of Madura.

The entire keris may, or may not be of Cirebon origin, but the blade was not made in Cirebon.

I cannot...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th July 2014, 06:49 AM
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
I suggest that the seller would not have...

I suggest that the seller would not have recognised that this carving was a part of something that collectors of keris like to refer to as a "tourist" item. In any case, it is fairly recent Balinese...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th July 2014, 11:55 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yes Henk, I do know that some lay people use raw...

Yes Henk, I do know that some lay people use raw fruit, but it is unsatisfactory for many reasons.

My use of brushes began with lessons from a gentleman named Romo Murdo who claimed to have...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 10th July 2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
Henk, I would suggest that when we use lime or...

Henk, I would suggest that when we use lime or lemon to clean a blade, it is easier, neater, cleaner and in all ways preferable to use strained and filtered juice together with a small, stiff brush,...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th July 2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 498
Posted By A. G. Maisey
No problem with the spellings Henk. Wrangka...

No problem with the spellings Henk.

Wrangka would still be pronounced wrongko. In fact, current correct formal spelling would be wrangka, and gonjo would be ganja. I usually use the phonetic...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th July 2014, 10:36 PM
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
In my opinion it is a very great error to use the...

In my opinion it is a very great error to use the relatively easily identifiable origin of dress to influence an opinion relating to the origins of a blade.

Blades that originated in all regions can...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th July 2014, 12:02 AM
Replies: 12
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
Nice keris. I can't see much rust on this...

Nice keris.

I can't see much rust on this blade.

Yes, if I was going to stain it, I'd clean it first, and that clean would be vinegar, simply because our pineapple juice these days is...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th July 2014, 07:31 AM
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
Another one.

Another one.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th July 2014, 10:38 PM
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
It may be useful to have a look at this previous...

It may be useful to have a look at this previous thread:-

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=10128&highlight=dvarapala
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd July 2014, 01:55 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,593
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Here are a few more "green bean cake"...

Here are a few more "green bean cake" hilts.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd July 2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 117
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
I've got a thing about names, and for that...

I've got a thing about names, and for that matter, about language in general.

Words are supposed to convey ideas:- we get the words wrong, the ideas get deformed, twisted and those ideas no longer...
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