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"See the 'Kris' - a special..." Indonesia Favorite Tip by inuit

Indonesia General: 281 reviews and 250 photos


Favorite thing: See the 'Kris' - a special curved dagger which is very sacred in Java and Bali. The Kris has magical powers and used in the Javanese and Balinese culture for getting people into trans. Its taken out only for cleaning and for special ceremonies like in the Barong show. During the show the Kris men will hurt them selve in the chest but no blood is coming out. In the book 'Dune' the author Frank Herbert used the Kris as a holy dagger.

Fondest memory: Getting close to the stage and take photos of the Kris Men while trans in the end of the Barong show.

Review Helpfulness: 1.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Aug 25, 2002
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