This important monography focusses on the
all-iron kris with an ancestor as its hilt, amulets rather than weapons.
This first ever publication on the subject entirely devoted to these
time-honoured heirlooms is based on the collection of the National Museum
of Ethnology (Leiden, the Netherlands) and on a private collection of
great quality and quantity. Theo Alkema's 'Iron Ancestors' is enhanced
with 288 illustrations by top-photographer Ben Grishaaver and with 27
exquisite drawings by the artist Karel Sirag.