The keris or kris is a dagger famous for its wavy blade, although some do have straight blades. Keris can be found in those parts of Southeast Asia infused with Malay culture (southern Thailand, southern Philippines, Brunei, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia), but are most often associated with Indonesia and particularly Java and Bali. This rich tradition was the focus of the book launch ““Balinese Keris. Metal, Masculinity, Magic” on 14 July 2019 at 5 PM at SEA Junction.


Photo by Tipakson Manpati