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Title: On the Javanese Kris. Published in:BKI, 99-4 (1940).
Description: 's-Gravenhage, M. Nijhoff, 1940. Original printed wrappers. pp. [501]-582. 2 captioned monochrome plates, of which a plan of a Javanese house, extensive footnotes/references. Scholarly english language contribution to the Javanese Keris from various aspects, origin, religion, spiritual effects, magic, community, supernatural, cosmonogy..Together with a linguistic contribution by J. Gonda. Very good copy. Rare. Important essay on the rôle of the Ceeris, the impact on Indonesian culture, the classification, etc. Rare.

Keywords: keris kris krissen creese culture anthropology heritage legacy tradition spiritual magic origin religion community java colonialism indonesia southeastasia

Price: EUR 175.00 = appr. US$ 190.20 Seller: Antiquarian Booksellers Gemilang
- Book number: 50942