Historical Objects Found in the Kapuas River

Repro Karya Pujangga
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 | Labels: Mystery

Two traditional divers find “keris” and “kancip” raksasa (stripper / cutter betel nuts) along the 1.5-meter in Kapuas river, precisely under the bridge of Pulau Telo Island, District of Kapuas, Central Kalimantan Province.
Village residents Keramat, “digegerkan” with the discovery of the keris and kancip or areca nut splitting giant knife by two traditional divers namely Henry (21) and Yanto (28) resident RT 2 shaped dagger that has a unique carvings on the base, but the handle of the keris does not exist.
Similarly with the kancip, the edges shaped like a bird typical Dayak holy bird “tingang” Kalteng.
According to the inventor Henry sacred objects, there are some irregularities when the visitors were brave enough to touch the dagger is, as stiff as their hands touched the iron which is thought to have lived 300 years old. Because of that, Henry was not interested to sell the dagger and giant kancip findings it. “What I want to buy still more, just I do not intend to sell it first, because I do not get the instructions, either from a dream and whisper magical,” he said ….

There is a relationship with a History of the Kingdom of Bataguh

Tentative conclusions, Indonesian traditional weapon was related to the Kingdom of Bataguh are believed to have stood in the Kapuas. “At that time, the Kingdom Bataguh led Nyai Undang,” said Manli, one of the indigenous Dayak. The shape is not the typical weapon of Dayak, Central Kalimantan.
It is estimated, these weapons come down with the ship that could be attacking the Kingdom Bataguh. The battle is expected to occur around 1400 AD. “Kingdom of Bataguh have a large area in the Kapuas, and  Pulau Telo is one of them,” said Manli.

He explained that, previously also been found guns in the Kapuas River and not far from the island of Telo. Precisely in Mandomai, Kapuas District West. These findings strengthen the analysis of the history of the war kingdom Bataguh with strangers.

The Inventors KerisAt the end of the giant dagger found that there are seven holes. That said, the hole shows that the dagger had been consuming the lives of people. “Just like a typical weapon Dayak saber, if there are holes in the ends, it signifies that the arms were never eliminate someone’s life,” he said.

Chairman of the Council of Indigenous Dayak Kapuas Anggie Ruhan said the same. He also suspected a link between these and the Kingdom Bataguh dagger. Both objects were predicted over 300 years old.  It is said, the inventor of that thing called “supernatural power” (luck) in Dayak languages because not everyone can get. “The item has a magical power. Usually, the inventor of the Keris is a person elected, “he said.

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