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Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 10th May 2021, 04:31 AM
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
No Ariel, bankol have a specified use, they are...

No Ariel, bankol have a specified use, they are exceptionally rare, invariably high priced and nobody in Central Jawa would even dream of using one as a suport for any type of weapon.

You're dead...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 9th May 2021, 11:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,877
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Not quite so Ariel. There is a dress style...

Not quite so Ariel.

There is a dress style that employs a cloth frog to hold the scabbard of a keris, it it usually worn at the front, mostly employed by Central Javanese courtiers.

I can think...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th May 2021, 11:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,922
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I believe I can claim to have something more than...

I believe I can claim to have something more than average experience in removing hilts from keris, pedang & other items of tosanaji.

Whatever heat source you use it is advisable to limit the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd April 2021, 10:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,228
Posted By A. G. Maisey
A long time ago, when I used to go to seminars...

A long time ago, when I used to go to seminars that were supposed to increase knowledge, ability & just general professionalism, I experienced on a couple of occasions an exercise where a story was...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st April 2021, 05:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,228
Posted By A. G. Maisey
No story is so good that it cannot be improved,...

No story is so good that it cannot be improved, Ian.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th April 2021, 01:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,228
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I know a little bit more about the roots of the...

I know a little bit more about the roots of the van Veenendaal version than I care to make public Bjorn. I would prefer not to name names, but I have been told that he heard this version from a...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th April 2021, 11:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,228
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thank you for taking the trouble to do that...

Thank you for taking the trouble to do that translation Bjorn.

The translation that you have given is more or less the story of Mayadenawa, but this story can vary from teller to teller in the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th April 2021, 10:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,922
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Removing a stuck blade from its scabbard. ...

Removing a stuck blade from its scabbard.

Over all the time I have been involved with keris and other items of tosanaji from SE Asia, I have never encountered a blade that could not be extracted...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th April 2021, 09:08 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,329
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thank you Lee. The phrase "National...

Thank you Lee.

The phrase "National Treasure" keeps running through my mind.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th April 2021, 06:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,228
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I have received my copy of this book. The...

I have received my copy of this book.

The book itself is a quality production, the photographs are excellent, the hilts that have been photographed are a bit of a mixed bag, varying from gold...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th April 2021, 06:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,765
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Sorry YS, I cannot answer those questions. I...

Sorry YS, I cannot answer those questions.

I do not know the makers of the type of thing that I'm talking about, anything I said would be guesswork only.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th April 2021, 12:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,765
Posted By A. G. Maisey
One little thing I think I'd like to comment on,...

One little thing I think I'd like to comment on, I emphasise "comment", I'm not interested in debating or arguing the point, I'm just expressing a personal opinion, accept if you will, reject if you...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th April 2021, 03:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,431
Posted By A. G. Maisey
This post only deals with the metal pendok in...

This post only deals with the metal pendok in Grendolino's photo #8.

It might seem a bit silly to focus on something as insignificant as this one humble little beat up pendok, however, the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd April 2021, 11:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,228
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thank you Jean. I do not understand Dutch. I...

Thank you Jean.

I do not understand Dutch. I have not the slightest inkling of what the text on the photographed page says.

I can see the hilts, and over the last 50+ years of visits to Bali,...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd April 2021, 02:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,431
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Not my call David, I cannot tell Bugis style...

Not my call David, I cannot tell Bugis style keris nor dress from one place from Bugis style keris or dress from any other place.

I have seen some copies of Bugis dress made in Bali, made in...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st April 2021, 10:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,431
Posted By A. G. Maisey
In respect of the pendok motif. I have seen...

In respect of the pendok motif.

I have seen this motif and this pendok design on a number of keris that people who have vastly more knowledge of Bugis-type keris than I do have classified as...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st April 2021, 08:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,228
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thank you for that background Jean.

Thank you for that background Jean.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st April 2021, 12:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,228
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Jean, I have this book on order, so I cannot...

Jean, I have this book on order, so I cannot really comment on anything yet. I rarely buy newly published books relating to the keris, and when I do buy, it is usually because I either know the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 31st March 2021, 11:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,641
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I do not know the name, if indeed there is some...

I do not know the name, if indeed there is some special name, but what I have noticed is that this binding seems to occur mostly on a gandar that is made in two pieces. Some two piece gandars have...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 31st March 2021, 02:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,431
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yes, understood David, but really, I don't pass...

Yes, understood David, but really, I don't pass on too many questions if I have a halfway OK response, and someone else has not got there first. I don't care what Grendolino wants out of his post, he...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th March 2021, 09:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,431
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I can understand the bulk offering David. I...

I can understand the bulk offering David.

I doubt that Grendolino is looking for a discussion of his items, from what he has written I'd take him as a general collector who has stumbled upon a few...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th March 2021, 01:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,431
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I'm really more than a little surprised that...

I'm really more than a little surprised that nobody has jumped in and responded to these questions. I noted the thread probably within a couple of hours of it appearing and deliberately withheld...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th March 2021, 10:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,228
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Post removed. Second thoughts are sometimes...

Post removed.

Second thoughts are sometimes worth acting upon.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th March 2021, 02:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 553
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Ask the carver. Jean, it is a fact of life...

Ask the carver.

Jean, it is a fact of life with keris hilts, and for that matter, with other forms of plastic art in both Jawa & Bali, that we sometimes cannot make a connection between the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 26th March 2021, 07:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 553
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I'd be happy to give it as North Coast, or even...

I'd be happy to give it as North Coast, or even East Jawa, as Jean has said, but I think its stretching things a bit to give the hilt as Ganesha.
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