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This book gives to anyone the opportunity to enlarge one’s knowledge and discover how the three great Asian cultures – India, China and Islam - melted into the South East Asian crucible, gave birth to the Kris, a new and genuine Indo-Malay work of art.
The book takes you by hand to the power, symbolism and beauty of the blade, technically described in all its parts, to the mysterious wind of the great Hindu gods blowing on the hilts, to the sacred word of Islam, to the floral influence of China and, above all, to the magnificent work and skill of the Indonesian and Malay smiths who created this unique enspirited weapon, the Kris, the invincible dagger of the Archipelago.
Author: Vanna Ghiringhelli
Pages: 185 (+ index) Glossy paper
151 colored pictures
Size: 22 x 30,5 cm
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