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Keris Board (Blawong) - Java - Early 20th Century

Keris Board (Blawong) - Java - Early 20th Century


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Oceanic: Sculpture: Pre 1920: Item # 1430304
Jack Nelis Asian and Tribal Art
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Teak wood keris board. H. 71 cm, W. 36 cm. Good condition with age wear and cracks. Keris boards are usually decorated with ‘wayang kulit’ (shadow puppet) figures and floral motifs. Traditionally, the keris is hung on the keris board when it is not worn. The keris board hangs on the wall of the Krobongan, the sacred room at the back portion of a Javanese traditional house. It is said that the power of the keris is most active when placed vertically thus it is hung high for protective purposes.
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