This museum can be an alternative for Keris enthusiasts, as this museum displays Keris from all over Indonesia and any related items. There are approximately 1200 keris in this museum that were mostly contributed by Java Institute, while Kraton Jogja does not allowed its ancient keris to be displayed for public.
Sonobudoyo museum is easily accessed as located nearby Sultan palace, across the North Alun-alun. The museum utilized land that formerly was Shouten, land given by Sultan Hamengkubuwono VIII in 1865 Saka or 1934 . The building is Joglo and inspired by Cirebon Mosque. The idea came from an institution that care about Javanese, Madurese, Balinese and Lombok cultures, called Java Institute. in November 6th 1935, the institution was led by Prof Dr Huseun Djajaningrat, established Sonobudoyo Museum and approved by Ng. D.S.D.I.S. Kanjeng Sultan Hamengku Buwono VIII.
Keris enthusiast may find this museum interesting for it has rich collection of Keris and its related item. Wesi Budha, is the main material of Keris, used in 700 , in period of Hindu Mataram. There are keris with 7 luks (curve), 11 luks and 13 luks and no luks type.
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