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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Today, 08:47 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yes Jean, there is variation in the indicators...

Yes Jean, there is variation in the indicators for tangguh, all these recent publications you mention have drawn on older publications such as "Panangguhing Dhuwung".

I don't use any of the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 09:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 204
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thanks for your interest Gustav and...

Thanks for your interest Gustav and Jean.

Gustav, you have identified a key point, possibly the key point that we must consider in this matter.

I understand that your further responses may be a...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th August 2015, 10:07 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
The Keris of Majapahit

In a previous thread Gustav mentioned that a keris under discussion made him think of Majapahit. I have been toying with the idea of trying to expand this comment into some form of discussion, but I...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th August 2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 419
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yep, that's about what I did do David:- my first...

Yep, that's about what I did do David:- my first post to this thread.

My problem is, and it is a continuing one, and I recognise it, I have very, very slight interest in the aspects of the keris...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th August 2015, 10:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 419
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thanks for the clarification David. Yes, I did...

Thanks for the clarification David.

Yes, I did not follow your train of thought.

In truth, I do not have even the slightest curiosity about the mating of this hilt with this blade. There are just...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th August 2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 419
Posted By A. G. Maisey
David, Gustav was talking about the hilt and...

David, Gustav was talking about the hilt and pendongkok, I'm talking about the keris itself:- the blade. Lots of dress variation in South Sumatra keris.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th August 2015, 10:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 419
Posted By A. G. Maisey
The blade is certainly a Javanese style and form,...

The blade is certainly a Javanese style and form, however there was a political and cultural link between the Javanese courts and the courts of South Sumatra for a very long time. Keris made in...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 26th August 2015, 10:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 419
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thanks David R., a very nice keris.

Thanks David R., a very nice keris.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st August 2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 811
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Jean, I think this would be getting back to...

Jean, I think this would be getting back to "what constitutes a good keris" thread --- which went on forever.

I'm not going to post any photos of examples of good workmanship (garap) because it is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st August 2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 674
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thanks for your response Maurice, I'm pleased...

Thanks for your response Maurice, I'm pleased that you did not interpret my remarks as argumentative, they certainly were not intended to be, but could easily have been interpreted so, even though...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th August 2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 674
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Maurice, my previous post was not an attempt to...

Maurice, my previous post was not an attempt to argue with you, I am not equipped to argue about mandaus, and my disclaimer at the beginning of my post says it all.

However, I can read, and what I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th August 2015, 10:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 674
Posted By A. G. Maisey
First the disclaimer:- I do not collect, nor do...

First the disclaimer:-

I do not collect, nor do I study mandau, I understand very little about them.

An excellent source to assist in an understanding of the people of Borneo is:- "Naga dan Burung...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th August 2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 446
Posted By A. G. Maisey
David, I used the word "troubled" in...

David, I used the word "troubled" in the sense that I was unable to place either the hilt or the selut into a totally Balinese context. Quite simply I have never seen a Balinese hilt of this style. I...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th August 2015, 10:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 446
Posted By A. G. Maisey
That hilt and selut has troubled me from the time...

That hilt and selut has troubled me from the time I first saw it, back on AofA in 1975.

I've seen similar, but not the same type, of hilt cups on Bali keris, but those I have seen have never had...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th August 2015, 10:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 448
Posted By A. G. Maisey
This suitcase looks like Chinese work. I feel...

This suitcase looks like Chinese work.

I feel that we can be pretty certain that the use of the swastika motif here is purely for commercial ornamentation, but it does demonstrate how common the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th August 2015, 10:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 448
Posted By A. G. Maisey
In the Indonesian context, and especially where...

In the Indonesian context, and especially where we find the continuous, lattice-like, svastika motif, the correct name of the motif is 'banji'. It is a widespread and very common fill motif...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 10th August 2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 508
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yes Fernando --- water hoses, and right --- the...

Yes Fernando --- water hoses, and right --- the bad guys went straight through them.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 10th August 2015, 03:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 508
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Different set of moral standards in lots of...

Different set of moral standards in lots of places Rick, not just SCS.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 9th August 2015, 11:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 508
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yeah, that's what they showed in Captain...

Yeah, that's what they showed in Captain Phillips.

These bandits up north of and around Jawa don't just take big ships, they also love the the little privately owned sail boats that people cruise...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 9th August 2015, 10:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 508
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I know very little about pirates Mark, but I've...

I know very little about pirates Mark, but I've probably gained a little bit of general knowledge about them from occasional reading, film documentaries, and of course my first hand contact with the...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 9th August 2015, 03:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 508
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Mark, I don't know the real story, only what I...

Mark, I don't know the real story, only what I saw in the movie, but to my mind that ship was in danger from the moment it was routed through the area off Somalia where pirates operate.

The crew...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th August 2015, 09:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 811
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I wouldn't say "brand new" Henk, this...

I wouldn't say "brand new" Henk, this type of Madura work has been around since at least the 1985. There was similar stuff done in Madura, and maybe East Jawa, in the early 20th century through to...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 8th August 2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 508
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Who has seen the Tom Hanks movie "Mr....

Who has seen the Tom Hanks movie "Mr. Phillips"?

Modern day piracy.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th August 2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 811
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Green, nobody is too green for this forum:- all...

Green, nobody is too green for this forum:- all of us are only students, none of us are yet masters --- in fact, where the keris is concerned I feel that at the present time it might be just a little...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th July 2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 430
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I very much doubt Jawa Henk.

I very much doubt Jawa Henk.
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