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Kris – A South East Asian Art Form

„Kris – A South East Asian Art Form“, is a stillife project about a dagger form, which is popular from Malaysia, over Indonesia to the Philippines. Its history goes back to the 11th century. The origin of this art form is the island of Java. The oldest daggers shown in my work are from the 16th century. The Kris (also pronounced Keris) arose from the Hinduistic sacrifice cult. It is an object that reflects the social status of its owner and by tradition it was passed on from father to son.
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