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Old 13th December 2015, 08:15 AM   #1
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Well, I know, but I wonder who else might know.

Here's a hint:- something of use in a religious ceremony
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Old 13th December 2015, 09:46 AM   #2
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Hello Alan,

very beautiful set of cock fighting spurs.

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Old 13th December 2015, 08:56 PM   #3
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Yep. Taji.

Any ideas where from?

Anybody else got some to show us?
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Old 13th December 2015, 09:05 PM   #4
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Hello Alan,

I would guess that your taji box is from Java or Madura but I am unsure.

Sadly I've sold my both boxes.

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Old 13th December 2015, 09:24 PM   #5
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No, its from Bali.

I've got several other sets of taji I'll post some more pics when I have the time to take them.

In the 1970's it was not difficult to buy sets of taji in Bali, but then they introduced a law that made it an offense to stage cock fights for other than religious purposes, and along with this, the open sale of taji simply disappeared.

All the sets I have were bought in Klungkung during the mid-1970's. In the 1990's I managed to buy a couple of sets, but they were poor quality and the boxes were decorated with tourist style painting. I sold them, and the lesser sets I'd bought in the '70's I also got rid of. I think I've still got 3 or 4 sets, all good, but this is my favourite set.

I've never seen taji for sale in Jawa, but there are still cock fights staged in Central Jawa. When I stay in Palur, I sometimes see a fight going on off to the side of road in a little gully, on the way out to the main road.

Its interesting to see the different fighting styles of Balinese cocks.

Balinese cocks normally go at one another head on and try for a quick, brave kill.

Javanese cocks tend to avoid one another, sometimes by simply running away, but then they try to get behind the other bird and take it from the back.

Some people make quite uncomplimentary remarks about these two different styles of fighting.

The above remarks on fighting styles are generalities, there can always be exceptions.
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Something has drawn my attention to this thread.

Fortunately it is not closed (yet)

I wonder if there is anyone who can share their Taji.

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