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The zoomorphic forms in traditional keris hilts.

Ibrahim, Fawazul Khair (2004) The zoomorphic forms in traditional keris hilts. Jurnal Alam Bina, 6 (1). pp. 1-18. ISSN 1511-1369



In traditional keris hilts, there are several types of images representing the handle. The zoomorphic forms are one of them, which used several animals as the keris hilts. This article looks into three major animals, namely, horse, elephant and insect. It is discovered that these three types of animals have gone through three major evolutions. The article will discuss each type, particularly on the form, the origin, the materials used and the surface treatment decorating the form.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:keris, zoomorphic forms, traditional hilts, hybrid, classification
Subjects:N Fine Arts > NK Decorative arts Applied arts Decoration and ornament
Divisions:Built Environment
ID Code:8782
Deposited By: Zalinda Shuratman
Deposited On:12 May 2009 03:17
Last Modified:24 Oct 2017 03:38

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