Keris Handle The peoples of South and Southeast Asia have mined and worked gold for thousands of years. This keris (pronounced “crease”) handle found in Bali, Indonesia (c. late to early is an example of the traditional dagger of Southeast Asia.
a makara hilt on a mid 19th Century, badek from Pattani. Although not the same form, here showing a variant of a makara hilt form. This example have a langkasukan motif, a swirling foliage, at the ear area, (behind the eyes).. which is a feature on many tajong hilts..