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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th January 2022, 03:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 233
Posted By jagabuwana
That tracks Alan, I agree with you completely....

That tracks Alan, I agree with you completely. Please don't bow to my opinion on this, it is no more valid than yours. Anyway by most criteria I have qualified myself out of the faith.

Islam is at...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th January 2022, 02:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 300
Posted By jagabuwana
Welcome, milandro! I don't want to detract...

Welcome, milandro!

I don't want to detract from your questions and observations, but will add that there appears to be a curve to this wilah that I haven't observed before in a Bali keris, but...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th January 2022, 02:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 233
Posted By jagabuwana
Thank you Alan. I feel it's a real shame that...

Thank you Alan. I feel it's a real shame that depictions of these demons were abstracted and reduced to this point. But such is history and maybe I should view it more neutrally.

Regarding bling...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th January 2022, 12:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 233
Posted By jagabuwana
Kala and the carvings on a keris hilt

From keris glossary on Alan's website:

"Cecekan -The small areas of carving (normally 2) on a Central Javanese planar ukiran which are said to be the stylised representation of a kala face." ...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st December 2021, 01:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,522
Posted By jagabuwana
YS and Alan - well said and fair point. I'd...

YS and Alan - well said and fair point. I'd definitely go with the outlaw bikey. A good point about "balance" too. My thinking seems to default to the very binary good-vs-evil worldview of my Muslim...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th December 2021, 06:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,522
Posted By jagabuwana
If the keris is a shrine and the hulu guards it,...

If the keris is a shrine and the hulu guards it, how is it that a "baddy", demon or otherwise, be a guardian?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th December 2021, 07:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,399
Posted By jagabuwana
I have been meaning to write a review of it for...

I have been meaning to write a review of it for some time. Hmm. This may spur me to do it sooner rather than later.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st December 2021, 07:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,980
Posted By jagabuwana
Hahaha... I was wondering when the Guardian of...

Hahaha... I was wondering when the Guardian of the Universe thing would come up. It's so pompous.

I hate to disappoint you all, but neither my appearance or how I think of myself is consistent...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th November 2021, 05:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,980
Posted By jagabuwana
I might have to get into the weeds abit here so...

I might have to get into the weeds abit here so that I can better understand the moving parts. Please excuse what might be pedantic.

The element of "respect" is still there, Empu Suparman used to...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th November 2021, 07:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 957
Posted By jagabuwana
David - not sure what the criteria is. I wish we...

David - not sure what the criteria is. I wish we got to see all the entries of each cohort.

Alan we can crowdfund and smuggle you in as a freshman for the class of 2024. Bring home the gold for...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th November 2021, 03:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 957
Posted By jagabuwana
Oops, posted too soon. Here's the winner of 2021....

Oops, posted too soon. Here's the winner of 2021.

It was taken from the website of the award, where you can see the winners of other years starting from 2019: ...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th November 2021, 03:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 957
Posted By jagabuwana
Kerises from ISI Surakarta's Prabangkara Awards

ISI Surakarta (Indonesian Institute of Arts, Surakarta) was founded as the Akademi Seni Karawitan Indonesia (ASKI) which, if my understanding is correct, played an important role in reviving the art...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th November 2021, 02:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,980
Posted By jagabuwana
"The tradition in Jawa for oiling a blade with...

"The tradition in Jawa for oiling a blade with sandalwood or rose or jasmine oil is to comply with the concept of respect to the keris and to make it a pleasant place for any entity which may care to...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 22nd October 2021, 04:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,556
Posted By jagabuwana
Thank you for the encouragement, and for such a...

Thank you for the encouragement, and for such a detailed and thoughtful response.

I've been digesting it since, and I should have expressed my thanks sooner.

I'd hate for this discussion to...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 22nd October 2021, 04:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,353
Posted By jagabuwana
As is usually the case with Amuk Murugul's posts,...

As is usually the case with Amuk Murugul's posts, the language and orthography used to name and describe the items tends to generate a lot of confusion.

Amuk, I can only imagine that you are...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th September 2021, 01:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,556
Posted By jagabuwana
Alan - thanks for clarifying the meaning of...

Alan - thanks for clarifying the meaning of pawakan and other adjacent terms. You raise a very insightful point regarding the word "pawakan" and how it suggests that the keris is not perceived as...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th September 2021, 01:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,124
Posted By jagabuwana
What an interesting selut. I've never seen one...

What an interesting selut. I've never seen one like that before. Thank you for sharing.

Jean - I would have guessed melati rincone too. If it is true that it had previously been ngulit semangka,...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th August 2021, 12:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,556
Posted By jagabuwana
This considerably changes my visual perception of...

This considerably changes my visual perception of the keris
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd August 2021, 07:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,878
Posted By jagabuwana
It's worth noting that the corrosion that you can...

It's worth noting that the corrosion that you can see on the blade that I shared was not due to the sulphur treatment.

From my eyeballing, the blade didn't appear to get worse after this...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd July 2021, 12:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,878
Posted By jagabuwana
Hi Anthony, I've used the sulphur and rice water...

Hi Anthony, I've used the sulphur and rice water method and have been happy enough with the result: http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=26696

You will also find extensive discussions on...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th July 2021, 09:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,662
Posted By jagabuwana
David - thank you for your adding your thoughts...

David - thank you for your adding your thoughts on this. I should note that while my questions didn't relate to the hilt, I really do welcome any relevant discussion about this keris. Between you and...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th July 2021, 03:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,662
Posted By jagabuwana
It's as if the way Durga is described here by the...

It's as if the way Durga is described here by the Rijksmuseum is closer to a narrow and probably wholly erroneous perception of Kali. Though I don't think that was the understanding or intention...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th July 2021, 09:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,662
Posted By jagabuwana
Keris from Garut with Quranic inscriptions

Here is a photo of a keris taken by Isidore van Kinsbergen, in the Rijksmuseum collection (source: https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/en/collection/RP-F-2005-159-12)

The description is as follows:

Kris...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd June 2021, 07:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,297
Posted By jagabuwana
May his memory and work endure and continue to...

May his memory and work endure and continue to benefit.

The world of keris students seems small, so despite not knowing pak Hengki almarhum, I'm sad to hear that he has passed. I am a member of...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th June 2021, 02:30 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 31,494
Posted By jagabuwana
Wowzer that last one is just about as long as...

Wowzer that last one is just about as long as I've seen any keris. Can you tell us anything more about it?
Interesting handle too - what's the material?
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