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Old 13th January 2021, 03:15 PM   #31
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Well, as someone who seems to be especially prone to pareidolia i also see faces in the vegetal design of these hilts. I suppose it is debatable if these faces are intentional or not, but to me it seems likely that as Islamic restrictions on depicting human form came into play this was the result.
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Old 13th January 2021, 06:22 PM   #32
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Yeah, it is possible to see a face in some of them, and again, yeah, other published sources do call them janggelan.

Personally, I'd like a different name for them, but I've never heard one.


Yes, I also would like a different name for them, personally I see a apparent resemblance to floral putra satu hilts.

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Old 13th January 2021, 06:26 PM   #33
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No Sajen, I agree with you, and this is why some (mostly Western) people call them vegetation god... Nice collection by the way!


Thank you Jean! It's a hilt style I like very much.

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I suppose it is debatable if these faces are intentional or not, but to me it seems likely that as Islamic restrictions on depicting human form came into play this was the result.


Agree with you David.

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Old 13th January 2021, 08:56 PM   #35
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Very nice collection Detlef
I love this type of hilt.
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Old 14th January 2021, 09:59 PM   #36
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Very nice collection Detlef
I love this type of hilt.


Thank you SÚverin! I have three more in the collection, will post pictures at the weekend.

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