The World of the Javanese Keris

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Catalog for an exhibition at the East-West Cultural Learning Institute in Honolulu, Hawaii, April 10-May 12, 1978. Black and white illustrations. Map. Glossary.

The Javanese Keris, (pronounced "krees"), is a traditional dagger found throughout SE Asia. It is believed by most scholars and experts to have originated in Java in the 14th century AD, however this is a contentious subject and its origins are still uncertain. It is said to be both a weapon and spiritual object, for the kris is considered to possess magical powers. 64p. Measures 8.5x11 inches.

Author: Garrett Solyom.

Title: The World of the Javanese Keris.

Publisher: East West Center, 1978.

Condition: Unmarked. Some rubbing on back cover. Very Good.

Paperback. (#28373)

Keywords: Java,  Javanese Keris, Dagger, Weapons, Indonesia, Spiritual Objects, Swords, Art and Ritual, Asian Art, Asian History, Art History, Asia, Military History

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