The keris is a unique cultural identifier of the indigenous maritime Malays from the Malay Archipelago, not found anywhere else in the world. For centuries, the keris has been linked to shamans and magic, shrouding it in mystery. Come listen to fascinating stories as we shed light on this beautiful artefact. Participants will also get the opportunity to view the speaker’s private keris collection!
Khairi Johari is an IT professional, a writer, and an independent researcher and collector of Malay cultural relics and artefacts. Since 1997, Khairi Johari has dedicated a great deal of his time and resources to the study and acquisition of traditional kerises from the Malay Archipelago.Since 2003, Khairi Johari has worked with various cultural organisations to share his knowledge of the keris.
Venue: National Museum of Singapore, The Salon, Level 1
Admission: Free with registration at https://unsheathed.peatix.com/
When: 25 Aug 2018, 2pm - 3pm