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Old 23rd August 2005, 06:09 AM   #48
John
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Empu

Whilst we've basically covered for Empus in Java and Bali, wonder if more light could be shed pertaining to areas like Celebes (Sulawasi) and Sumatra? eg like if those areas have had smiths addressed as Empus and their local unique circumstances, customs/traditions to which they may have been appointed as such etc...

Can you help Pak Marto, Pak Boedhi? Almost breaks the heart to see some of those great old Bugis, Sumatran and all the rest of it of course and knowing so little of those great craftsmen who once made them...
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