Thank you Jean. How does one tell the difference? Is it the presence of a lata in the op example?
Is the study of the keris is a game of cultural relativism and that if one is not native to a keris culture, to a certain extent, picking one culture as an anchor helps to interpret the deluge of information in the beginning? OR should one always view an object in relation to it's original culture. OPTION 3 Dualism. Compartmentalizing these opposing views in parallel interpretations of a work?
This subject somehow reminds me of being in a conversations with a Spanish, a Portuguese, and an Italian speaker at once.
As Mr. Maisey said a few posts back, "kindergarten fees."