This is an offering of two hilts, a Loro Blonyo pair, the "Inseparable
Couple" of Javanese belief, here represented as an aristocratic
Javanese husband and wife, and in the most simple understanding as
a symbol of and talisman for matrimonial harmony and good fortune.
The complete understanding of this couple incorporates an
understanding of Javanese religious beliefs, where the female element
of the couple is in fact a representation of Dewi Sri, the Goddess of
fertility and the protector of the growing rice, and her consort Sadono.
This Loro Blonyo is from the second half of the 20th century. With
Height 4.3" (111mm), 4" (101mm) $230