21 July 2008

Keris in sex museum

THERE are certain things one would expect to find in a sex museum — sex toys, erotic paintings, pictures and others of the like. THERE are certain things one would expect to find in a sex museum — sex toys, erotic paintings, pictures and others of the like.

A keris certainly isn’t one of them.

Yet, the ancient Malay weapon is among the items proudly on display at the Venus Temple sex museum in Damrak, Amsterdam.

The discovery was made by a Malaysian blogger, Lim Kean Jin, better known as KJ Lim, and his wife during their trip to Europe last month. On their travel blog, Journeying, at www.4896kj.com, the couple posted pictures of the museum and its exhibits.

The pictures of the keris, tucked neatly in between the more risque exhibits, drew the attention of Malaysian bloggers, especially after it was noticed by political blogger Ahirudin Attan, who later linked it to his blog.

Since then, theories from the blog’s readers on how the keris came to be displayed at the museum and its significance, have run the gamut from the plausible to the zany.

On Ahirudin’s blog, one post attributed the addition of the keris to the exhibits as phallic symbolism. “After all, most communities of the world have phallic symbolisms of one kind or another. Some aren’t left to the imagination and some require a twisted mind to see it.” Another post said the interpretation of what the keris and its sheath means reflects a person’s thought process and character.

Two readers claimed to have seen the keris during their visit to the museum, in 1998 and 2003, respectively. One claimed that he was told that the keris was taken from Indonesia by Dutch soldiers as a souvenir and added that it was once used to sever the sexual organ of a philandering husband.

Another claimed that the attraction of the keris, allegedly from Bali, wasn’t in the blade, but its hilt, upon which is carved depictions of sexual acts.

from The Malay Mail 21 July 2008

Pada fikiran saya, jelas sekali Keris yang menjadi kebanggsaan bangsa Melayu merupakan bukan sahaja sebagai senjata masa silam, salah satu alat kebesaran di dalam majlis-majlis rasmi diraja tetapi juga sebagai salah satu alat yang digunakan oleh isteri-isteri untuk mengajar suami-suami mereka yang curang. Selain daripada itu, keris itu sendiri telah dicorak penciptaannya melalui perlakuan seks manusia ketika itu.

Sesungguhnya manusia itu penuh dengan imaginasi. Tahap-tahap imaginasi ini sebenarnya berbeza-beza dari manusia kepada manusia yang lain. Contohnya, perlakuan seks yang dirakam di dalam telefon bimbit masa kini. Penciptaannya tidak menjuruskan kepada perlakuan seks manusia tetapi perlakuan seks ini membantu manusia membuahkan idea dan ilham supaya perlakuan ini terus menjadi ikutan, keseronokan, mengisi jiwa nurani yang bergelojakkan dsbnya melalui rakam video yang semakin canggih dan terkini.

Enuf say.. kegembiraan hari ini belum tentu dapat mengubati kedukaan esok. Berlebihan di dunia sebenarnya mengurangi kegembiraan di akhirat kelak. Insyaallah

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