The keris is a true representation of Indonesia’s diverse culture; as an essential part of Indonesia’s cultural heritage, it forms the perfect portrayal of human life on earth, for it is always full of meanings and stories. Likewise, the historical accounts of Indonesian Kings and Sultans tell us about laughter, sorrow, joy, honesty and deceit, which all are reflections of the various aspects of the keris and its relation to life itself.
Keris Indonesia aims at sharing historical and cultural background information on the role of the keris in the Indonesian archipelago. By making this information publicly available we hope that, both young and old, native Indonesian and foreigner, scientist and mystic may feel inspired to share their humble knowledge with others, thereby preserving Indonesia’s rich cultural heritage.
- Revitalise the people’s common interest in the keris;
- Provide new study material in the field of ‘Kerisology‘;
- Preserve the ancient keris as a cultural heritage;
- Revive the ancient tradition of keris making;
- Promote the contemporary craftsmanship of ‘Keris Kamardikan‘.