19 June 2006 (Jakarta Post) – I had not known that the Keris has been declared a world heritage item.
Bentara Budaya hosts keris lovers
More than 500 krises, or kerises as they are locally known, are on display at the Bentara Budaya Jakarta until June 23.
The 10-day exhibition showcases traditional daggers up to 500 years old from a number of private collectors across the country. It also features the work of modern kris makers, or empu, such as Sukamdi, Subandi, Yanto and Yantono.
Art of Indonesia Pusaka by J. Miksic