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Subject:Malayan Ghendi
Posted By: Ruud Sun, Feb 27, 2011 IP:

I would be very interested to learn more about this Malayan bronze(?) Kendi, especially its age and where it was made.
In the middle the kendi is appr. 18 cm wide and on the bottom appr. 10.5 cm.

Subject:Re: Malayan Ghendi
Posted By: Samuel Tan Hadinata Sat, Apr 26, 2014

I know this is an old post, but nobody responded.
Kendi has been used for thousand years. It also pictured in Candi (temple) Borobudur's relief. Usually made out of terracotta clay or porcelain since their duty is to cool water through evaporation. But those materials does not disinfect bacteria like brass, Silver, Copper and Nickel does. Probably that is the reason they made it out Brass. I saw Buddhist decoration, "swastika". I wonder if the spout could be disassembles for inside cleaning. I am very interested to know since I try to revive their production of Passive Cooling/Refrigerating vessel for Tropical countries. I doing it for my drinking water from air humidity next month charity projects in Indonesia, please let me know.

Subject:Re: Malayan Ghendi
Posted By: R. van Waard Sun, Apr 27, 2014

Thank you for your response.
Answering your question i can inform you that no part of the Kendi could be disassembled. And the kendi is no longer in my posession.

Subject:Re: Malayan Ghendi
Posted By: J. de Keuning Sun, Jul 26, 2020

its from Java, late 19th century. Dutch east Indies. Yogjakarta. | Associations | Articles | Exhibitions | Galleries |