A total of 1200-an ekris from all over the archipelago can be enjoyed when visiting Sonobudoyo Museum. Starting from kris Yogyakarta, Solo, Madura, until keris and keris Mandau Kalimantan or Sulawesi. Visiting Sonobudoyo Museum is one alternative if you want to see the diverse collection of keris from all over the archipelago and objects related to it. Museum which stores around 1200 keris’s collection (mostly a Java donations Institute) will cure your disappointment, for the sultan’s palace that holds the keris, keris until now do not allow visitors to enjoy the collection.
Section of Sonobudoyo Museum
The first thing to be found associated with a dagger in Sonobudoyo Museum is wesi Buddhist, is a raw material for making dagger that is used around the year 700 AD, or in the golden age of the Hindu Kingdom of Mataram. Wesi du Buddha can be seen in the middle of the room that holds a collection of Buddhist civilization triumph in Indonesia. Together wesi Buddhist, also stored a variety of household appliances, weapons and crafts from the same period. Go deeper into, you can see some collection of keris, though in relatively limited quantities. Some keris Sonobudoyo Museum mounted a straight kris, keris luk (is simply a protrusion on the right side and left-dagger) 7, keris luk-luk 11 and 13. Generally, a dagger that is stored in the exhibition space that can be seen from the public is a Javanese keris. Joint collection of keris, batik cloth is also stored with a variety of motives. Javanese keris Sonobudoyo Museum stored in the form of keris luk 7, 11, 13 and a straight dagger with a beranekja prestige variety, such as rice Wutah (unintentional prestige comes from forging, form a connecting cord), sekar fern (fern-shaped flowers) and so on. Kris keris Sonobudoyo Museum from outside Java stored among other typical rencong Aceh, saber from Borneo, a keris Madura and Bali, as well as the keris from Sulawesi.
Location of Sonobudoyo Museum
Sonobudoyo Museum can be reached easily from the sultan’s palace, is opposite the North Alun-Alun Yogyakarta. To enter, you only need to pay a ticket for USD 3000.00. Meanwhile, to see the diverse collection of keris, the procedure is quite difficult because it must request permission from the head of the museum. That’s because a large collection of keris is still stored in the collection, have not been shown publicly in Sonobudoyo Museum.