° Made in the USA from Excelsior Pewter (nickel & lead free)
° Comes with a 34″ cord, pewter bead and booklet
° Measures approximately 1″ in diameter
° This pendant is double-sided
In Balinese culture, Kris swords were worn at special ceremonies, with heirloom blades being handed down through successive generations. Both men and women might wear them, though those for women are smaller. A rich spirituality and mythology developed around the weapon. Kris are used for display, as talismans with magical powers, weapons, sanctified heirloom, auxiliary equipment for court soldiers, as an accessory for ceremonial dress, an indicator of social status, a symbol of heroism, etc.
Throughout the archipelago, kris is a symbol of heroism, sexual prowess, power and authority. As a cultural symbol, the meticulously decorated Kris represents refinement, art and beauty.