Kris Hilts

Masterpieces of South-East Asian Art

written by Vanna Ghiringhelli

5 Continents Editions | ISBN 9788874395859



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This unique publishing project opens a window onto the world in which the kris - defined by UNESCO as a "Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity" - is the weapon of South-East Asia par excellence and representative of a people's culture and soul.

This book takes us into the unknown world of the hilts of the traditional weapons of Indonesia and Malaysia, the kris, which embody a bridge between the Visible and Invisible worlds. They are art objects that represent abstract, human, divine and demoniac figures. Masterpieces of sculpture and engraving by the archipelago s master-craftsmen, here they are presented in all their splendour.