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The Indonesian Kris. ©Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Indonesia 2005
The Indonesian Kris

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The kris or keris is a distinctive, asymmetrical dagger from Indonesia. Both weapon and spiritual object, the kris is considered to possess magical powers. The earliest known kris go back to the tenth century and most probably spread from the island of Java throughout South-East Asia.


on this subject: Proclamation of masterpieces 2005- Element inscribed on the representative list 2008

Place/country: Indonesia,
Series: 2008 Inscriptions on the Representative List/Inscriptions 2008 sur la liste représentative
Type: Documentary
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Credits: Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Republic of Indonesia (director), Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Republic of Indonesia (publisher), Damartaji (producer).
Published in: 2005

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