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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th October 2017, 12:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,437
Posted By Laowang
Alan, I agree that your observation about Java...

Alan, I agree that your observation about Java likely holds true for most of the keris world: to wit, the farther the distance from the courts (or Java entirely, for that matter), the more variation...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th October 2017, 12:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,437
Posted By Laowang
Impossible to say with any certainty, I...

Impossible to say with any certainty, I think.

The type form is common enough that judging from the wear it is most likely an old blade. It's not a rare enough form to bother forging and then...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th October 2017, 12:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,619
Posted By Laowang
Just to be clear, the proposed UK ban is in...

Just to be clear, the proposed UK ban is in regard to the purchasing and selling of ivory, not the possession of ivory. The US ban is in regard to the purchasing and selling of African ivory, not...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd August 2017, 12:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,921
Posted By Laowang
If I think about it, not that different from the...

If I think about it, not that different from the one Green posted, albeit about a century (give or take) apart.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd August 2017, 12:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,921
Posted By Laowang
Here's one from the collection of KITLV/Leiden...

Here's one from the collection of KITLV/Leiden University.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 24th July 2017, 02:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 983
Posted By Laowang
Joseph Conrad, Lord Jim

Joseph Conrad, Lord Jim
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th June 2017, 02:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,172
Posted By Laowang
To me, the non-contrasting pamor and fullered...

To me, the non-contrasting pamor and fullered blade would indicate a peninsular origin. To hedge one's bets, one could easily add "Bugis-influenced" to that statement.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th May 2017, 03:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,312
Posted By Laowang
Tajong with a carita blade, in the collection of...

Tajong with a carita blade, in the collection of the Asian Civilizations Museum.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th May 2017, 03:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,312
Posted By Laowang
Tajong with a pandai saras blade, in the...

Tajong with a pandai saras blade, in the collection of the Asian Civilizations Museum.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th May 2017, 03:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,312
Posted By Laowang
According to contemporary Peninsular &...

According to contemporary Peninsular & Singaporean collectors, a tajong is defined by the dress (both hilt and sheath), so in the absence of proper dress, it isn't a tajong, but rather a pandai saras...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th May 2017, 02:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,333
Posted By Laowang
I've been to the Asian Civilizations Museum a few...

I've been to the Asian Civilizations Museum a few times over the years, when back in Singapore with my wife to visit her family. There's a gallery devoted to the arts of Indonesia and Malaysia, and...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st April 2017, 07:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,921
Posted By Laowang
Upon reflection, it occurs to me that the first...

Upon reflection, it occurs to me that the first photo I posted (also from 1910-20) shows a similar mix of Western & traditional clothing on two of the portrait sitters.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st April 2017, 07:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,921
Posted By Laowang
Photo attached, this time.

Photo attached, this time.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st April 2017, 07:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,921
Posted By Laowang
Here's an intriguing photograph from the...

Here's an intriguing photograph from the Tropenmuseum's collection taken in 1910-20. Note that the subject is wearing a European-style jacket combined with his keris.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st April 2017, 07:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,921
Posted By Laowang
Kai, I would agree that the photos I posted can...

Kai, I would agree that the photos I posted can be considered "staged" in the sense that they are formal portraits in traditional dress no different from how a modern Japanese woman might sit for a...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 26th March 2017, 06:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,921
Posted By Laowang
A couple examples.

A couple examples.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 26th March 2017, 06:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,921
Posted By Laowang
The Tropenmuseum in the Netherlands has a...

The Tropenmuseum in the Netherlands has a remarkable collection of pre-WW II photographs of Balinese and Javanese wearing keris in the traditional manner, available through their website. Link...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 10th March 2017, 09:15 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 12,752
Posted By Laowang
The United States has banned the sale of African...

The United States has banned the sale of African elephant ivory across state lines; California has gone further and banned the sale of all ivory, no matter what the original animal, within the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st February 2017, 03:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,251
Posted By Laowang
Agreed, either an overly long anak alang, or a...

Agreed, either an overly long anak alang, or a somewhat short panjang. :)

Still leaning towards it being more Sumatran than Peninsular, although I realize there is considerable crossover of forms...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 31st January 2017, 11:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,251
Posted By Laowang
The hazards of speaking too soon. Edited my...

The hazards of speaking too soon. Edited my original post.

Originally I thought this was a Peninsular carita blade, but I'm leaning towards it being a Sumatran anak alang blade instead. The...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th January 2017, 10:24 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,885
Posted By Laowang
David, I think we mostly share the same opinion...

David, I think we mostly share the same opinion here. I agree that names do matter because we use them as a form of communication, and as a shorthand for the form itself, so we need some consensus...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th January 2017, 04:17 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,885
Posted By Laowang
Alan, I am in complete agreement with your point...

Alan, I am in complete agreement with your point of view, in this regard.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th January 2017, 10:02 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,885
Posted By Laowang
David, I agree that the photos and accompanying...

David, I agree that the photos and accompanying captions in Spirit of Wood appear to contradict what Kai & I have written in previous posts. I admit I have no particular knowledge of peninsular...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th January 2017, 11:50 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,885
Posted By Laowang
A version of this hilt form that was discussed on...

A version of this hilt form that was discussed on the forum previously here:
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=3055
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 31st December 2016, 07:58 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,885
Posted By Laowang
David, I'm in complete agreement that a pekaka...

David, I'm in complete agreement that a pekaka hilt would also have been appropriate for this keris; I have at least one Bugis-style keris in Terengganu dress with a pekaka hilt. Furthermore, I...
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