THE KRIS OF LIFE
When age-old lifestyles and rites survive modernity
An episode from the series HIDDEN ASIA
Centuries ago, a meteorite fell in Central Java. Seeing it as a gift from the Gods, the Indonesians used it to make a sacred dagger they called the kris. Because of its celestial origins, the kris is no mere object. It kills. It heals. Above all it is the supreme symbol for a whole people.
THE KRIS OF LIFE explores a world of mystery, ritual and darkness in which the kris plays a central role and uncovers a mythical and hidden side of Bali and Java.