|Posted: Wed 04 Apr, 2007 10:31 pm Post subject: Introducing an excellent book: The Invincible krises 2
I am happy to announce that the book by Ms. Vanna Scholari is on the market. This is an excellent book, very well researched and a book that shows excellent pieces from a unique collection. Ms. Vanna Scolari Ghiringhelli is a member and councillor of Italia-Asia Association of Milan and a member of Is.I.A.O. (Italian Institute for Africa and the East), where she studied and worked.
She has been working as Hindi language teacher at University of Milan. She has been studying and collecting Oriental edged weapons since 1968. Together with her late husband Mario Ghiringhelli, Ms. Vanna Scolari Ghiringhelli published the book “The Invincible Krises” (BE MA Editrice) in Milan in 1991. Additionally, she published the articles: Il mondo magico del kris (The magic world of the kris) in Quaderni Asiatici n° 2–3 in Milan in 1984; Keris Hilt Materials in Arts of Asia, vol.27, n° 5, in Sept–Oct. 1997; Il tempo sacro dell’armaiolo giavanese (The sacred time of the Javanese smith) in A Oriente, Anno III, n°7 in Milan in 2002; and Il potere del kris (The power of the kris), Astrolabe, n°82 in June 2004. She held the lecture “The presence of Hinduism and Indian Epics in the Kris World” in the International Convention “Symbology, Myth, History: Arms and Battles in India from Rudra to the Mahatma Gandhi”, held at the University of Milan in May 2003. This excellent book The Invincible Krises 2 is the next book published by Ms. Scolari Ghiringhelli.
Saviolo Publisher is reserving pre-publication orders for The Invincible Krises 2” by author, Vanna Ghiringhelli, which is scheduled for World Premiere in November, 2007 at the Italian Knife Show in Milan.
Following the great success of the author’s first volume of, "The Invincible Krises", this completely new and unique book focuses on the famous Indo-Malay Kriss dagger. The individual krises pieces illustrated in the book, each selected from the prestigious Ghiringhelli collection, are being published here for the first time.
Every dagger in The Invincible Krises 2 is accompanied by detailed technical description as well as a cultural extension, making for pleasant and informative reading for serious students, collectors and casual browsers. The many references included in the text enable readers to quickly increase and deepen their knowledge on the historical significance and cultural impact of Kris daggers. With an appeal to every collector, the final portion of the book is devoted to the often overlooked subject of woman’s Kris.
In the Preface and Introductions, author Vanna Ghiringhelli has dedicated The Invincible Krises 2 not only to seasoned collectors, but also to those who are new to the Kris World. The book is illistratuted with 110 colour photographs of Krises and the entire text is written in English. Detailed descriptions of the blade forging are written by Kris expert and collector, Dr. Sandro Forgiarini, whose text is accompanied by dozens of photos showing the smith’s work and the forge.
Please check the following site to pre-order:
Manouchehr Moshtagh Khorasani
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