The word empu or grandmaster craftsman in Javanese relates to someone with a deep understanding of life and whose craftsmanship is unquestionable — both in its technical and spiritual aspects. The works of an empu are not only valuable due to their high quality in terms of materials, design and […]

Indonesians in Focus: Godod Sutejo

Many of you have seen Kris for sale on the streets of Kuta, or at various ceremonies around Bali. The Kris is an integral part of these ceremonies and festivities and, denotes a man’s standing in society as well as being an important part of his formal attire when attending […]

The Sacred Kris: Indonesia