Originally Posted by Jean
It is interesting to notice how we have become more tolerant or even appreciative with this type of modern & mixed kris over the years. I think that 10 years ago most of us would have designated this piece as a KLO (kris-like object) in spite of the impressive blade.
I guess i must be an old guard traditionalist Jean because i am not being particularly tolerant of this ensemble myself, as you have probably noticed. I actually find this homogenizing trend i believe i am seeing across Indonesian cultures a bit disturbing in fact. This aside from the odd mixes that have always taken place from time to time as Alan has described that actually were actively present on a societal context. This particular mix, however, is one i have a hard time seeing as something that would have found acceptance within any cultural structure.