Duniacare - Keris Indonesia.Keris one of culture indonesia already set up in UNESCO.Keris is a short weapon pointed end and sharp on both side,has a unique shape so it's easy to distinguish from other sharp weapons.Particularities of the keris is not symmetrical shape that widens at the base ,blade winding ,and many of them have the prestige / decoration (damascene) ,whichs look fibers bright metal coating on the blade bar.Keris has been used for over 600 years by the nations of Malay as malaysya,southerms philiphin (Mindano) and founder of kris by UNESCO is Indonesia.
Keris Indonesia.Kris function
Traditional Malay people assume that kris is not just a weapon that serves to defend itself but also the symbol of the sovereignty of the Malay people. Keris is also regarded as a sharp weapon which is believed to have magical powers so that people do riual-traditional Malay special ritual to keep such cure the kris kris on Friday night or ritual mengasamlimaukan keris as a way to keep the metal keris and could add to it.
In Indonesia, the kris is one culture that still survives, even keris has become a recognized world cultural heritage of Indonesia by UNESCO. Until now kris are still used in various cultural rituals in various regions of Indonesia.misalnya only in areas with Javanese, a dagger used as a complement to the groom wedding dress. This happens because the kris is considered as a symbol of heritage and a symbol of male virility. In addition, the keris is also considered to have the spiritual function, is evident in the commemoration ceremony of the sura in the palace of Yogyakarta, there are ritual mengkirabkan sharp weapons such as spears heritage, a large knife (bendho), including a dagger. In this ceremony featured weapon palace paraded around the palace while focusing the mind and feelings to praise and plead with the creator of the Worlds, to be given welfare, happiness and protection.
Keris Indonesia is estimated to have been used in particular by the Java community around the 9th century AD. Things prove it is one of the relief panels Borobudur temple of the 9th century shows someone holding the object that resembles a dagger, but do not yet have the degree of inclination and upstream / her deder still fused with blades senjata.Keris also believed to be the relics of a sharp weapon Dong Son culture ( Vietnam) and Ancient China. Keris allegedly entered from China through Dong Son then entered the archipelago. The assumption is made possible because of the similarity between the shape of a dagger with weapons coming from the two cultures. At that time the kris is considered sacred objects, therefore the use of the keris is not only used in battle or as a weapon, but also as a complementary offerings. Since the SAA, a dagger into one object that is believed to have the spiritual power that must be carried out ritual homage. Respect for arable metal objects believed to be the influence of Indian culture (Siwaisme). This is corroborated by the discovery of the inscription Dakuwu from the 6th century Indian iconography that shows featuring wesi aji like a trident, kudhi, sickles, and a dagger Sombro.
During its development, the discovery of the inscription Karangtengah 824 AD mentions the term keris in a list of equipment while Poh inscription in 904 AD calls keris as part of the offering in the ritual offerings. However, the information is not yet certain that the keris mentioned in the second inscription is a dagger that is known now. In the keris knowledge of Java (padhuwungan) kris padamasa the kediri-Singasari a Buddhist or kris kris Sombro.
Scientists believe that the keris slaves is an early form before kris kris kris find a more distinctive shape. Keris at that time similar to the dagger style india. Based on the record of the year 1416 Ma Huan who is angggota expedition ceng ho said "These people [Majapahit] always wearing pu-la-t ou (dagger? Or bodkin?) Is inserted in the belt. [...], Which is made of steel, with intricate patterns and subtle stripes on the leaves; Its head is made of gold, horn, or ivory is carved in human form or face the giant with a very refined and cultivated diligently. "This indicates that the keris is always a weapon used by the community at that time to protect themselves. Along with its development, in the 14th century keris taking shape more typical or more indigenous.
Heirloom kris is recognized by the greatness of the Malay race, especially Indonesia. Keris evolve over time, survive and trusted by the community. Of course this is not an empty pepesan or myth. The master kris makers in ancient times were very attentive performance in detail keris of shapes, models, carved up into little things like ornaments. Each performance in detail at the kris have the respective meanings according to the message to be conveyed by kris maker masters. A master creates dagger with diligence, seriousness and high sense of creativity. Kris created to foster dignity and self-confidence not to kill.
For the Javanese life is full of symbolic meaning to look for. Keris is also a symbol of human life that lead in the right way. Pemahamn shallow to kris kris only be positioned as heirlooms that have magical powers and can increase the degree of human dignity. In fact, a dagger carry a moral message very mulya, merging with a shell of a dagger weapon meaningful intimate relationships to create a harmonious living where there is unity between the king and his servants, the people and leaders, perfect man and his God.
That's all about keris from Indonesia the culture of the indonesia laready begoing to internation and set up By UNESCO.