Keris (Indonesian heirloom weapons)
The description of Keris (Indonesian heirloom weapons)
Keris is a dagger stabbing weapon (pointed sharp and sharp on both sides) with many cultural functions that are known in the western and central part of Indonesia. The shape is distinctive and easily distinguished from other sharp weapons because it is not symmetrical at the base of the widened, often blade winding, and many of them have "pamor" (damascene), which is visible fibers of a bright metal layer on the blade strands.
This type of stabbing weapon that has similarity with kris is “Badik”.
In the past keris functioned as a weapon in war, as well as complementary objects offerings. In today's usage, kris is more an accessory object in dress, has a number of cultural symbols, or a collection of objects that are valued in terms of aesthetics.
The use of kris is spread to the people who have been affected by Majapahit, such as Java, Madura, Nusa Tenggara, Sumatra, Kalimantan coast, parts of Sulawesi, Malay Peninsula, Southern Thailand and Southern Philippines (Mindanao).
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