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Old 31st January 2021, 01:43 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by Anthony G.
Pardon for my ignorance as I am quite new to Bugis cultural histories.

My first impression is only Bali that worships Hindu Gods etc. And so why is a Hindu deity doing in a Bugis culture which is mainly Islam?
Hello Anthony,
Your recent hilt was probably made in Bali or Lombok, look at the selut especially.
And the Bugis and Makassar people were Hindus until their conversion to Islam (17th Century), and their royal krisses showed Hindu gods and motifs.
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