Enveloped in Glass Case

Kris, is a part of Indonesian culture.

It is a blade, with beautiful carving. People often use Kris for mythical purpose and traditional religious ceremonies. They are used mostly by Javanese people, although Kris are also found in many parts of Indonesian archipelago, and also in some of Southeast Asian countries.

The pictures below are displays of Kris, enveloped in glass case, in the Museum of Pusaka, Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, east Jakarta.


It takes an endless amount of history to make even a little tradition.

Henry James


Weekly Photo Challenge: In The Background




All of the above pictures are taken in the National Museum of Indonesia.

The first picture is my brother taking our pictures with some of the museum’s statue collection in the background. The second picture is also of some of the museum’s statue collection. The background of the last picture is the collection of the traditional Javanese dagger, known as keris (or “kris” in wikipedia).

In this museum there’s the Ethnography Room, and lots more. We can find the ethnography collection of Indonesia’s Culture from Sabang (the westernmost point of Indonesia) to Merauke (the easternmost point of Indonesia).

If you happen to be in Jakarta, Indonesia, you should visit this museum. It is located in Jalan Merdeka Barat, Central Jakarta.