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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th August 2020, 07:04 PM
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Posted By Jean
Will do when I return home.

Will do when I return home.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th August 2020, 04:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 485
Posted By Jean
The first hilt clearly depicts Hanuman from the...

The first hilt clearly depicts Hanuman from the ape feet and the tail protruding from the back of the head.
The second hilt with the pony tail was identified as Jatayu (the nephew of Garuda) by a...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th August 2020, 01:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 485
Posted By Jean
Most of the punakawan hilts which I have seen are...

Most of the punakawan hilts which I have seen are from Bali/ Lombok and according to the Lombok expert EAN Van Veenendaal they depict the balinese equivalent of the Javanese heroes: Tualen (Semar),...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th August 2020, 08:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 803
Posted By Jean
What I can say is that it is not possible to ship...

What I can say is that it is not possible to ship krisses from Indonesia to Europe by Fedex at present for dubious reasons (coronavirus or new Customs regulations?).
Regards
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th August 2020, 08:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 488
Posted By Jean
IMO, this hilt depicts a prabu (king). This is a...

IMO, this hilt depicts a prabu (king). This is a fairly common and standard style of hilt from Bali/Lombok.
Regards
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th July 2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 865
Posted By Jean
IMO this kris originates from Central Sumatra...

IMO this kris originates from Central Sumatra (Riau) rather from Minang (type of scabbard, bahari blade). The ganja was replaced, is it really made from silver?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th June 2020, 07:59 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,483
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: 942
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: 1,682
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: 1,388
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: 1,682
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: 1,682
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: 3,988
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: 1,074
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: 3,988
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: 3,988
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: 3,988
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: 3,988
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: 3,988
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: 3,988
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: 3,988
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: 1,577
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: 1,577
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: 1,593
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: 1,593
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...
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