The caretaker’s kris, Yogyakarta

Kris, Yogyakarta

The kris is the traditional dagger carried by warriors across the Malay and Indonesian archipelago.  Folk tales will tell of magic krises that have a will of their own, can fly through the night or curse its owner.  Nowadays, they are carried for ceremonial purposes.

This one is being worn by an elderly caretaker of the kraton or palace of the Sultan of Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s