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Old 25th November 2017, 06:54 AM   #7
Paul B.
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Default Bali Keris for Comment.

Apart from the discussed name CENANGAN I have come across other (local) names as JAMPAKA - CAMPAKA - TJANGING - CANGIN - CANKRING - CECANGINAN - KAKI KUDA.
The last one is personally best known for this kind of handle.
But let's enjoy the beauty of it being inspired by nature: a thorny plant branch and a (lotus) flower on top.
The polychromic examples seems to be the oldest types.
Here are some others (the B/W are best known). Materials used can vary a lot.
The one with the whitish flower (seen from above) is from my one collection, others from the internet.
Leif: the little divots in the bumps could have had a filling as the square in the reproduced pic indicates.
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