Keris Pejetan

Keris blades with surface textures like this is typically called a dagger "pejetan" in a way that makes the process squeezed by hand. There are several theories circulating that says the cause of the texture of the bar "pejetan"

First, according to the myth supposedly dagger with a texture like this is made by way of a massage (pejet) with a finger. and the second is because the foundation anvil (where wrought iron) whose surface is uneven. Which is it? I think both can be true. Is this a dagger into which category?

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Djiwo Dihardjo, Javanese keris preserver

One of the master keris maker, known as the master Supomo, to bring his family, save yourself from the chaos in Majapahit to Yogyakarta, precisely in the hamlet Banyusumurup.

Supomo master continued his work, a keris maker. Homemade keris is believed to bring good luck, so the skills are always passed down to his children and grandchildren.
after death master Supomo, expertise make kris revealed to Tomorejo, then decreased again to Iro Menggolo - Dipomenggolo - Haryo Menggolo - Cokro Harjo, and the last to Grandmother Sosro Menggolo. While the current generation still pursue the auspicious keris is Djiwo Dihardjo.

Djiwo Diharjo is the only manufacturer in the hamlet Banyusumurup keris. In fact, there are approximately 200 skilled craftsmen dagger in the village. Only Djiwo Diharjo capable of making keris contain spells that function for safety, success, authority, and some even filled anti-witchcraft. According to the story, the keris charging according to demand prospective owners.

While other craftsmen in the hamlet Banyusumurup just make dagger just for the sake of art or decoration. Djiwo be master-kris since 1952. This ability Supondriyo derived directly by the professor of the kingdom of Majapahit. Djiwo who became the 19th descendant of the Supondriyo professor, said that the keris is made ​​compulsory work that must be acted as a form of respect for the ancestral culture.

Because expertise in making the keris, in 1982. Djiwo Diharjo given the honorary title of professor by Supo Sarjono lane IX. Honorary are awarded after he completing the manufacture of framework keris-studded diamond-orders Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono IX.

Keris is made ​​Djiwo favored by many. In fact, the keris was already known to the foreign countries like France and the Netherlands. Artificial kris kris Djiwo Diharjo different from other crafters. The dagger in the village, only Djiwo Diharjo descent who became professor of Majapahit. Other craftsmen can only make up accessories.

Djiwo Diharjo never thought I would get Upakarti award from the President of the Republic of Indonesia, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, on January 5, 2012, at the State Palace. Award for the keris is received as a form of gratitude in terms of preservation of national culture.

Djiwo Diharjo hope keris culture will continue to exist until the next generation and uphold the culture of Indonesia in the eyes of the world.

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Javanese Keris

Philosophy of Javanese Keris [Traditional Javanese Weapons]

In traditional Javanese culture, a dagger is not only regarded as a traditional weapon that has a unique shape and prestige.

Keris is considered as the completeness of spiritual culture. Keris is a traditional weapon Javanese, also the symbol of a man's virility. Symbolically, the dagger symbolizes maturity, courage and virility.

Traditional Javanese man must be strong and able to protect themselves, their families, or to defend the country.

In the past, the keris is also used as a symbol of identity, be it for yourself, family, or clan. Keris is a characteristic that represents the excess of their personality or character in the wider community.

Long ago in the age of empires, most high value token is keris.
Keris is the most precious gift of a Javanese king to his officers or courtiers. In the environment can be a symbol of royal rank dagger.

keris kris a different king or courtiers subordinate officers. Not only are different keris blade but also the details of jewelery is different complementary devices.

Kris is not only made ​​of steel, iron, and nickel, but also mixed with meteor rocks and accompanied by prayers to the Creator. Keris is also believed to have magical powers because prayer was given a master or keris.

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