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Srikandi by Celestial4ever Srikandi by Celestial4ever
Back in the old days, Srikandi is a title given to female warriors who are well versed in the craft of Pencak Silat, a form of martial arts that is popular among Malay folks (originating from Indonesia, which then spread into neighbouring islands). It is more on the offensive side, since it was developed for war. It ranges from hand-to-hand combat, to an assortment of exotic weapons. The most popular choice of course is the keris.

In fact, there are many disciplines to Silat, and I recall a few that is especially designed for women (I remember my brother telling me the story of a princess/a woman who created the craft, and challenged that no man shall marry her unless if he could take her down. No man could).

As far as I can say, it is a serious art, especially if mixed with black magic, mainly Dabus. Nothing good can come from that (My cousin had this experience once - he got thrown across the ring by a single punch, and some of his ribs were broken during a Silat competition while sparring with a very peculiar opponent).

As for the deer creature, well... before religion, there was animism.
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ad-referendum Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
The "Seni Silat Puteri Mandi" of Indonesia also share a similar legend that, a certain "princess" invented the system when she defended herself against several male attackers when she was "bathing".
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Celestial4ever Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Professional Filmographer
That must be the one then :) I don't know the full story, but I would love to study lots of legends and folklores and trace their origin
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ad-referendum Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014
=^.^=
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zhaomeng Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008  Professional Filmographer
that's a very good drawing!! never knew there was silat designed was women...and its ties with animism...thx for the eyeopener=)
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Celestial4ever Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Thank you :) Although, I may not be accurate about some parts though - not much material I can reference to at that time.
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shsn Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008
coolness
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Celestial4ever Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Thank you :D
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cuax Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
bile saladin nak kuar.. ke dah kuar.. lalalala
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Celestial4ever Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Can't say much, sorry :b
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cuax Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
tape-tape
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