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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th June 2020, 09:09 AM
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Posted By Loedjoe
Thank you very much David. Best wishes, Tim

Thank you very much David. Best wishes, Tim
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th June 2020, 04:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 946
Posted By Loedjoe
This has been a fruitful thread - many thanks to...

This has been a fruitful thread - many thanks to all those who have contributed to it.

There remains the question - how do we refer to these hilts?

If hunchback is perhaps unacceptable, how about...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th June 2020, 04:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 795
Posted By Loedjoe
Dear David Could you provide a few more details...

Dear David

Could you provide a few more details about Kagungan Dalem Buku Gambar Dhapuripun Dhuwung Saha Waos. I cannot find it in WorldCat. Perhaps pictures of the front and back (if there are...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th June 2020, 01:40 PM
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Views: 946
Posted By Loedjoe
Keris hilts with raised curved backbones

Two keris hilts, Sumatra, probably both Palembang.

The first, mainly of natural formation?, possibly an abstract Garuda, with raised and curved backbone, hunched shoulders, large featureless head...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th May 2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,738
Posted By Loedjoe
This centipede, among other designs, is on the...

This centipede, among other designs, is on the blade of the sikin panjang discussed, with photographs, in the thread 'Gayo? sikin panjang with talismans in etched raised relief', 21 Apr. 2014. ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th May 2020, 09:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 953
Posted By Loedjoe
This may be entirely irrelevant to a discussion...

This may be entirely irrelevant to a discussion of a Mindanao piece, but the similarity in the type of hilt may be of interest? Sumatran amanremu (67 cm, blade 48.5 cm (10 mm thick at the base),...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th March 2020, 02:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,347
Posted By Loedjoe
I agree with Albert on the great value of this...

I agree with Albert on the great value of this book.

I was intending to post something about, when I had finished reading it, but Albert has done a much better review of it than I would have...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th March 2020, 02:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,271
Posted By Loedjoe
Thank you all for your kind comments. It would...

Thank you all for your kind comments.

It would be marvellous if it can be assigned to somewhere specific, like Surakarta.

Alan, the attached new pictures are the best I can manage at the moment; I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th March 2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 737
Posted By Loedjoe
Thank you for your comments. I knew it was Karo,...

Thank you for your comments. I knew it was Karo, not Toba, but obviously had a brain freeze, or a major senior moment, when I posted it - sorry about that.

Close-ups of the wood of this one and the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd March 2020, 03:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 737
Posted By Loedjoe
Sumatra, Toba Batak spear, probably for ceremonial use?

Narrow heavy blade, with a pronounced central ridge running the whole length, broadening to the short hexagonal base, which is followed by a ribbon-like strip of steel(?) wound diagonally around the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd March 2020, 03:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 649
Posted By Loedjoe
A Sulawesi spear

Spear from South-east Sulawesi, possibly made in Sarawako, probably from the To Mori. Large heavy blade, continuing from the base in a round section which widens into a cone (10 cm) which fits over...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd March 2020, 03:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,271
Posted By Loedjoe
Spear, Sumatra or Java?

Pamor similar to Uler lulut(?), a few millimetres of the tip of the blade missing, exceptionally delicate gold Naga heads on each side of the base of the blade, with topong makhota (crown with ear...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st August 2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 48,736
Posted By Loedjoe
Is this a double or a triple crown?

This sikin panjang (length 74.3 cm, blade 57 cm., no scabbard) has an unusual 'third' crown above a normal double crown. Has anyone seen a similar addition above the usual crown? And what was the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st July 2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,982
Posted By Loedjoe
A friend of mine has had a look at the...

A friend of mine has had a look at the inscription; it it evidently, at least in part, an attempt at an ownership inscription; she reports as follows:

This is so poorly written it is almost...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th June 2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,287
Posted By Loedjoe
A bronze Keris hilt - help needed to identify figure etc.

Bronze keris hilt, perhaps Javanese? 8 cm. Does it depict a priest or deity?
The right hand pointing upwards, resembling the Buddhistic 'Gesture of Protection' (abhaya). The left hand pointing...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th June 2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 48,736
Posted By Loedjoe
Crowns on Aceh weapons revisited

Here is another siwaih - not quite up to the high standard of many of the others shown in this thread.
Black wood hilt with highlights of reddish brown (ebony?), black wood sheath with dugong ivory...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th January 2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,157
Posted By Loedjoe
You write: 'The scabbard features an elongated...

You write: 'The scabbard features an elongated mouth with a gold finial. This may have been decorative, but often when a finial of this type is seen it has been created to cover damage or repaired...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th September 2017, 10:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,786
Posted By Loedjoe
Thank you, Erik, very much for compiling an...

Thank you, Erik, very much for compiling an English version of this excellent article. I seized upon the following sentence:
'In some future blogs I want to discuss and photograph some of these...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th August 2017, 08:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,375
Posted By Loedjoe
I fully endorse the good things that others have...

I fully endorse the good things that others have written here about this book. One of the most valuable features, the section of about 80 full-page photographs of blades (showing both sides),...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th August 2017, 08:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,116
Posted By Loedjoe
A new book about Indonesian keris hilts (Marco Noris)

Excellent photographs of a wide variety of hilts, often shewing several different views of each hilt, with brief descriptions, including height, material, type (e.g. Garuda, Ganesha, Tumenggunan,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th January 2017, 01:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,627
Posted By Loedjoe
This cannot be a piso gading, as the hilt is...

This cannot be a piso gading, as the hilt is silver/white metal, but perhaps this is an appropriate thread for it?

72 cm, blade 52 cm, hilt 8.5 cm. Light European? blade, perhaps more of a status...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st December 2016, 07:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,978
Posted By Loedjoe
Has any catalogue or review been published (see...

Has any catalogue or review been published (see post #5, by Henk) yet on this exhibition? Details would be most welcome.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 24th November 2016, 09:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,322
Posted By Loedjoe
Michael German Antiques Ltd, 38b Kensington...

Michael German Antiques Ltd, 38b Kensington Church St. (not far from Bob Hales's old shop) sometimes has a few keris
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd November 2016, 12:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,301
Posted By Loedjoe
Many thanks Kai - have now made a note of...

Many thanks Kai - have now made a note of this.

All the best, Tim
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 22nd November 2016, 10:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,301
Posted By Loedjoe
This is a remarkable work, and includes many...

This is a remarkable work, and includes many pictures of fabulous keris and hilts, some from private owners, and even a few (from auction catalogues etc.) whose present location is not known, so that...
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