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Jokowi gives his ‘keris’ to museum

  • Haeril Halim and Ganug Nugroho Adi

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta/Surakarta | Fri, August 11, 2017 | 08:55 am
Jokowi gives his ‘keris’ to museum Preserving cultures: Accompanied by Central Java Governor Ganjar Pranowo (left) and Surakarta Mayor FX Hadi Rudyatmo (right), President Joko (Antara/Maulana Surya )

PREMIUM Few collectors are willing to entrust their collectibles to other people, given the considerable effort taken to amass their prized possessions. However, this is not the case for President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, who has long collected keris (traditional daggers) as a hobby. Jokowi claimed he did not know exactly how many keris he had collected so far. One thing he can be sure of...