YOGYAKARTA - Some 170 keris from Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat are currently on display for the public in the nDalem Tjokrohadiningratan in Yogyakarta. The three-day exhibition started yesterday and will continue until tomorrow afternoon.
Visitors are able to witness the maharan (ritual cleansing) of the keris as wel as a number of other demonstrations. Among the demonstrations to be viewed are the making of a keris and some of the rituals involved in keeping and cleaning them. This is the first time this kind of exhibition is organized. It is hoped that it will stimulate cultural awareness.