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A donoriko style kris hilt

Number

лю23.001

Origin

Indonesia, East Madura

Time

19th century

Technique

Carving

Material

Bone

Dimensions

Height 92 mm

COMMENT. Donoriko is the name for kris hilts that resemble the unfolding fern shoot in shape. They have a large rounded upper part, which is strongly curved or twisted forward. These hilts are common both on the island of Madura and in East Java. There are several variations of the donorico style, which are similar in shape but different in the character of the carved decor. This hilt represents a particular variation of the donorico style, which is characterized by the almost undivided dominance of vegetal motifs in the decor. It is called gaya kembang, which means "floral style" in Javanese.