ORIGIN OF THE KERIS

The origin of the Keris still remains a mystery. Javanese temple bas-reliefs are rich of warrior representation, but with edged weapons that have more to do with the Indian world than with the specificity of the Malay Keris.

This chapter will attempt to summarize the latest scholarship knowledge about the Keris and its origin. 

Lith v Honegger. Bewohner von Java. Ein Leibgardist. Der Vorfechter. Habitants de Java

I- KERIS BUDA

II- CHINESE INFLUENCE

III- KERIS AND SIVAISM

IV- BIRTH OF THE MODERN KERIS

 

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