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>>1743 Madurese warrior
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Subject: warrior
Culture: Madurese
Setting: Madura/north Java 18thc
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* Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology > Pacific Islands Hall
"Knife, kris  tortoise shell, wood, iron, tin, ivory Indonesia, Java [NOTE: Probably Madurese Java]
Knives, kris, are owned by almost all Javanese men. The shape and style of the blade and the grip of the kris indicate the owner's rank. The kris is worn for important occasions." ...