PARANG (KNIFE) – TAASA Review March 2013


This article was originally found in the March 2013 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 22, Issue 1, Page 16).

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human forms.

The resulting abstract designs however are filled with visual metaphors.

Their hidden meanings were obscure outside the royal 18th century courts; and remain so, today. For many decades scholars have been trying to decode the original meanings of these visual metaphors but a consensus theory has yet to be established...