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Traditional Weapons of the Indonesian Archipelago Albert G. Van Zonneveld

Traditional Weapons of the Indonesian Archipelago

Albert G. Van Zonneveld

Published July 28th 2002
ISBN : 9789054500049
Hardcover
160 pages
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 About the Book 

Almost no other area in the world has produced such a varied arsenal of traditional weapons as the Indonesian archipelago. Laden with symbolism and blessed with divine power, the keris especially has achieved great fame. However, this vast region hasMoreAlmost no other area in the world has produced such a varied arsenal of traditional weapons as the Indonesian archipelago. Laden with symbolism and blessed with divine power, the keris especially has achieved great fame. However, this vast region has brought forth numerous other functional and ritual weapons. Through the centuries an almost endless quantity of weapons and other implements of war have been produced by the people and groups living all over the archipelago. This is the first time that these weapons have been extensively listed in a handy reference work. Arranged alphabetically by name, with much information about shapes of blades and provenance, this book forms the ultimate vademecum for each and every devotee, collector, dealer or museum curator.