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Old 9th December 2006, 03:13 PM   #11
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Virginia
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Originally Posted by Dajak
Hi RhysMichael I like to know when they use when they use normal crows double crowns and who allowed to carry it


I've never read anything on that. The crowns are the "Pucuk Rebung" and appear to be a vegatative motif. Maybe Utami would be able to tell you he is in Indonesia and has a good bit of information on Aceh swords. There is some reference in the small amount of reference material I have also about a star shaped decoration on the hilts called a tampok that is taken from the star shaped decorations on the top of the traditional royal Achenese hat that my help you with what you are looking for. I wish I knew more to offer you I will keep looking. I have found little more in Barbara Leigh's book and nothing more in Holly Smith's book.

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