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Old 24th March 2013, 11:12 PM   #1
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Default Banjarmasin keris for comments.

Today was my lucky day in personal life.
Daughter turned 8, family and friends visited and we had a wonderfull day.

Unfortunately I missed out on an auction of a imho banjarmasin keris.
Posting pictures here for comments and sharing.

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Old 25th March 2013, 06:44 AM   #2
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a marriage made in heaven

the sheath is of Cirebon and Solo influence. The hilt is stylized from the Bugis rekko hilt but has strong Kalimantan flavor. The blade... well we need a clearer shot.
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Old 25th March 2013, 11:53 AM   #3
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Unfortunately these are all the pictures I have, and I was not the lucky buyer.

Better pictures of the blade would have been interesting indeed.
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Old 26th March 2013, 02:28 AM   #4
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Unfortunately these are all the pictures I have, and I was not the lucky buyer.

Better pictures of the blade would have been interesting indeed.

its an unusual tipe of warangka.
it would be nice to see the whole keris indeed.
since there is no certain tipe of kalimantan keris, we can only see the different fron the tipe of jejeran. its common to see bugis, java,sumatera keris mounth with kalimantan jejeran and warangka.
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Old 26th March 2013, 10:24 AM   #5
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The same type of Wrongko is depicted in van Duuren's bibliography, the last colour plate, also atributed to Banjarmasin. On this Wrongko besides the exagerated Lambe the most distinctive feature is the straight Loto. Solonese Gayaman Wrongkos generally doesn't have a Loto, except one type on which it appears, yet curved.

It says nothing of course. The makers in Indonesia are using Keris books for their creations for some time already. It could be just the light in the pictures, yet the right side of Wrongko (when held correctly) looks a bit like reworked, like sanded down, the surface has slightly other, lighter colour then the left side.
There is a possibility the Lambe and Loto are worked out on a common Solonese Gayaman.

The hilt looks like Peninsular Pipit Teleng hilt, yet without being Teleng.
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Old 27th March 2013, 06:42 AM   #6
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Check out this Wrangka, on a keris that I missed out on 2 years ago.

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showt...ght=banjarmasin
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Old 27th March 2013, 10:00 PM   #7
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Check out this Wrangka, on a keris that I missed out on 2 years ago.

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showt...ght=banjarmasin


Willem,

it seems you misses all the good stuff...

I would love to add this last one with horn wrangka to my own collection.
Do you know where it went?

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Old 27th March 2013, 10:30 PM   #8
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Willem,

it seems you misses all the good stuff...

I would love to add this last one with horn wrangka to my own collection.
Do you know where it went?

Maurice


No, I did not know the buyer. (it was 2 years ago)
Never heard or saw anything of that keris.

Here the 2 wrangka's together.
Notice the similarities in form.
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Old 27th March 2013, 10:51 PM   #9
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No, I did not know the buyer. (it was 2 years ago)
Never heard or saw anything of that keris.

Here the 2 wrangka's together.
Notice the similarities in form.


You might remember the seller. He could tell you more about the buyer?


Yes indeed I see the similarities in form!
Both nice pieces. A pity they slipped through your hands Willem...

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Old 29th March 2013, 02:44 PM   #10
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I've had contact with the new owner of the Bandjermasin keris and he emailed me some images of the kris, which I was allowed to post in the forum.

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Old 29th March 2013, 07:54 PM   #11
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The same type of Wrongko is depicted in van Duuren's bibliography, the last colour plate, also atributed to Banjarmasin. On this Wrongko besides the exagerated Lambe the most distinctive feature is the straight Loto. Solonese Gayaman Wrongkos generally doesn't have a Loto, except one type on which it appears, yet curved.


Here a picture of the keris Gustav refers to.
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Old 29th March 2013, 08:14 PM   #12
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I've had contact with the new owner of the Bandjermasin keris and he emailed me some images of the kris, which I was allowed to post in the forum.

Maurice



Thanks Maurice,
Nice to have the full picture of the blade.
I have enlarged and turned them to get a better view of the blade.
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Old 29th March 2013, 09:27 PM   #13
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When I see a blade like this I always wonder what it looked like new .
How does the gonjo become seperated like that, from the wilah ?

Couldn't have been that way when made, right ?
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Old 30th March 2013, 01:49 AM   #14
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Rick, last year I had the opportunity to handle a lot of very old keris that are located in European museums, keris that entered Europe before 1700 in most cases and in a few cases before 1600.

If I had not known the provenance of these keris my opinion would have been that I was handling keris from no earlier than about 1850, probably much later.

What happens with keris that have been located in their native environment for an extended period of time is that repeated cycles of cleaning followed by lengthy neglect results in a large part of the body of the blade being eroded. This erosion also occurs between the blade base and the gonjo, and thus we get a gap, even a light knock can push an old gonjo out of place.

In blades that have been restored in Central Jawa over the last 40 or so years, many m'ranggi have used epoxy resin, or a mix of epoxy resin and iron filings to fill the gap between the blade and the gonjo, thus providing a degree of protection to this area.
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Old 30th March 2013, 08:12 AM   #15
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Hullo everybody!

Just referring back to the original post, to me (in local terminology):

Blade: form: Sampana 9Lok
damascene pattern: Lidi Sabatang

Sheath: form: Jukungan

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Old 30th March 2013, 10:31 AM   #16
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Hullo everybody!

Just referring back to the original post, to me (in local terminology):

Sheath: form: Jukungan

Best,


Hello Amuk,
Is this style of sheath common or at least well-known in West Java?
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Old 30th March 2013, 09:08 PM   #17
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Hello Amuk,
Is this style of sheath common or at least well-known in West Java?
Best regards

Hullo Jean,

Just to make sure that there is no misunderstanding: by 'local terminology', I mean local to Banjarmasin/South Kalimantan.

The above form was one of the three typical for this area and quite common. There are still many around, you just have to know where to look. I wouldn't be surprised if some of the current blade-makers' kerises came supplied them.
Among the Sunda, it is, how can I put it, 'well-known esoterically'(?).

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Old 31st March 2013, 01:51 PM   #18
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Hullo Jean,

Just to make sure that there is no misunderstanding: by 'local terminology', I mean local to Banjarmasin/South Kalimantan.

The above form was one of the three typical for this area and quite common. There are still many around, you just have to know where to look. I wouldn't be surprised if some of the current blade-makers' kerises came supplied them.
Among the Sunda, it is, how can I put it, 'well-known esoterically'(?).

Best,


Hello Amuk,
Thank you and sorry for my misinterpretation . If you have pictures of the other types of Banjarmasin warangkas, they will be welcome, I only know of the rounded 'kidney' style one a bit similar to the Yogya gayaman style.
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Old 22nd February 2015, 07:50 PM   #19
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Yesterday I have purchased the keris from a friendly fellow collector.
So here is one happy camper
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Old 17th June 2018, 10:13 AM   #20
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Just for sharing I would like to add a picture of a superb banjar keris that was recently sold by an antique dealer.

best example I have ever seen.
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