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Kris: A cultural inheritance

  • Blacksmith Subandi “Bandi” Suponingrat inspects one of his blades. JP/Maksum Nur Fauzan

    Blacksmith Subandi “Bandi” Suponingrat inspects one of his blades. JP/Maksum Nur Fauzan

  • One of the tools used to make a kris. JP/Maksum Nur Fauzan

    One of the tools used to make a kris. JP/Maksum Nur Fauzan

  • Bandi carefully examines the pattern of a kris. JP/Maksum Nur Fauzan

    Bandi carefully examines the pattern of a kris. JP/Maksum Nur Fauzan

  • The kris is both a weapon a spiritual object. JP/Maksum Nur Fauzan

    The kris is both a weapon a spiritual object. JP/Maksum Nur Fauzan

  • A wooden board sign reads “Omah Keris” (House of Kris) in front of Bandi’s workshop. JP/Maksum Nur Fauzan

    A wooden board sign reads “Omah Keris” (House of Kris) in front of Bandi’s workshop. JP/Maksum Nur Fauzan

  • A kris is forged. JP/Maksum Nur Fauzan

    A kris is forged. JP/Maksum Nur Fauzan

  • Bandi and three workers forge a kris. JP/Maksum Nur Fauzan

    Bandi and three workers forge a kris. JP/Maksum Nur Fauzan

  • The sketch of a kris pattern as ordered by a customer. JP/Maksum Nur Fauzan

    The sketch of a kris pattern as ordered by a customer. JP/Maksum Nur Fauzan

  • Kris-making tools are put on display. JP/Maksum Nur Fauzan

    Kris-making tools are put on display. JP/Maksum Nur Fauzan

  • Bandi puts the finishing touches on a kris. JP/Maksum Nur Fauzan

    Bandi puts the finishing touches on a kris. JP/Maksum Nur Fauzan

  • Materials for a kris are measured. JP/Maksum Nur Fauzan

    Materials for a kris are measured. JP/Maksum Nur Fauzan

  • Bandi shows off his kris. JP/Maksum Nur Fauzan

    Bandi shows off his kris. JP/Maksum Nur Fauzan

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