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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th December 2017, 11:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 854
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I know very little about cotengs, I know a little...

I know very little about cotengs, I know a little bit about North Jawa.

In my opinion this is not a hilt from Cirebon, nor from the Pesisir in general.

Workmanship looks fairly crude.

I feel that...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th December 2017, 12:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 396
Posted By A. G. Maisey
David, I do not want to get into the...

David, I do not want to get into the "crude"/"not crude" discussion, from my perspective this keris is simply too much eroded to judge what its quality might have been like when it was new. However,...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th December 2017, 10:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 396
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Jean, I'm not looking at the metal in this 9 luk...

Jean, I'm not looking at the metal in this 9 luk blade --- actually I find it close to impossible to form an opinion on the nature of metal from a photograph --- I'm looking at style, and...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th December 2017, 07:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 396
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yes, the 5 luk keris has no wengkon, what...

Yes, the 5 luk keris has no wengkon, what appeared to be the wengkon, is in fact the steel slorok (core). In respect of the age of this keris I hesitate to put an age onto it. If I were to handle it...
Forum: Keris Swap Forum 5th December 2017, 08:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 497
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Keris List 74 has completed

Keris List 74 has now been completed and has been removed from my site.

Thank you for your interest in this offering.
Forum: Swap Forum 5th December 2017, 08:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 314
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Keris List 74 has completed

Keris List 74 has now been completed and has been removed from my site.

Thank you for your interest in this offering.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th December 2017, 04:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 435
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Alexish, I do understand that you have a deep...

Alexish, I do understand that you have a deep interest in the art of the keris, but do you understand that keris art is subject to certain restrictions upon design ?

Design of the keris itself, and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd December 2017, 11:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 413
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I did see the measurement Detlef, but they did...

I did see the measurement Detlef, but they did not register, because I tend to think in imperial, not metric. However, I have now looked at a ruler, and I realise they are quite small, but not too...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd December 2017, 09:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 413
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Athanase, I have seen a few of these, they are a...

Athanase, I have seen a few of these, they are a legitimate part of Balinese culture.

I have not previously posted to this thread because I really do not know much about them, and I had hoped that...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd December 2017, 07:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 435
Posted By A. G. Maisey
These extreme Kemardikan blades are not really...

These extreme Kemardikan blades are not really the sort of thing that I find attractive, but there is no denying that in Alexish's example,the metal carving is very skilled, as is the wood...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st December 2017, 07:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 396
Posted By A. G. Maisey
With my apologies Green, the images are simply...

With my apologies Green, the images are simply not good enough to provide a clear idea of what we are looking at.

However, that said, and based upon what I believe I can see.

Both keris are not...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st December 2017, 02:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 198
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Certainly Athanase, and I agree. My comment on...

Certainly Athanase, and I agree.

My comment on the quality level of the dress is not in any way criticism, it is simply objective appraisement.

In any truly representative collection, quality of...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th November 2017, 11:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 198
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Material:- kayu glugu Stylistically Jawa...

Material:- kayu glugu

Stylistically Jawa Timur

Lower level work, the sort of thing most collectors would refer to as village work, but it can also originate from a market place in a city or town,...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th November 2017, 11:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 924
Posted By A. G. Maisey
David, based upon what I believe I can see in the...

David, based upon what I believe I can see in the pic, if I were to be presented with this hilt on an older Javanese keris, I think I'd probably be inclined to accept it as Javanese.

However,...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th November 2017, 07:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 924
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I believe that it is pretty well established that...

I believe that it is pretty well established that the figural hilts serve a protective function, whether demon, ancestor, historic or mythical personage, or deity, they are all there to protect the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th November 2017, 07:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 924
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Jean, Minat Jenggul is something you hear linked...

Jean, Minat Jenggul is something you hear linked to the wayang. As a direct translation it can be understood as "appropriate/suitable/right/correct - leader/ top man/boss), but I am uncertain...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th November 2017, 09:41 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 924
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I think the people I know would probably give...

I think the people I know would probably give that style as minat jenggul Jean.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th November 2017, 03:06 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 924
Posted By A. G. Maisey
David, if we are to place a name on anything,...

David, if we are to place a name on anything, anything at all, we engage in a process of identification.

I have indicated that I cannot identify the figure in question, and nobody else seems to be...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th November 2017, 08:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 924
Posted By A. G. Maisey
David, the way that we are able to understand...

David, the way that we are able to understand anything at all depends upon the things that we have already learnt. Sometimes the things we have learnt provide a direct point of reference that permits...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 26th November 2017, 09:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 924
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Jean, in Javanese, "bajang" means...

Jean, in Javanese, "bajang" means "stunted", you mostly hear it in reference to a child:- "bocah bajang", a child who is either small for his age, or who has not yet had his hair cut.

So, if we say...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 26th November 2017, 08:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 633
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thank very much for your prompt response to my...

Thank very much for your prompt response to my question Paul, however, I do have something of a problem with the idea that people in "different parts of Indonesian areas / islands" would be able to...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 26th November 2017, 09:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 924
Posted By A. G. Maisey
In Javanese/Balinese art motifs, a figure with...

In Javanese/Balinese art motifs, a figure with fangs is identifiable as demon.

Raksasa is a male ogre, raksasi is a female ogre, an ogre is actually a monster that eats human flesh.

Thus when we...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 26th November 2017, 01:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 633
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Mr. Jensen was a very committed enthusiast and he...

Mr. Jensen was a very committed enthusiast and he reseached as well as could be reasonably expected from outside the relevant societies. He has my very great respect. His one shortcoming was an...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 25th November 2017, 07:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 633
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Oh yes?

Oh yes?
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 23rd November 2017, 07:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 637
Posted By A. G. Maisey
The material is not teak, it appears to be...

The material is not teak, it appears to be Makassar Ebony.
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