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Ulu Bali Bahtara Banyu Silver 1106 -A very good example of a keris hilt from the island of Bali. Carved from wood, and fully encased with finely repoussed silver, with details that shows facial and bodily features that needs added mentioning. It is depicting the deity called Bahtara Banyu who was assigned to organize and master the wind. At the time of Treta Yuga, Batara Bayu became Hanoman's teacher.

Price:- US$840 excluding shipping. New.

Ulu Coteng Thailand Silver 0117 -A very rare example of a keris handle from the southern Thailand regions of Patani. Unique form of handle is made of wood and is fully encased with finely repoussed silver in a bird like figurine called the coteng. Although it does resemble a bird, closer look at the handle shows it to be more of a "demonic" figurine. Its wide eyes and long beak has a bird's resemblance, but the teeth and fangs, shows otherwise.

Price:- US$430 excluding shipping. New.

Ulu Palembang Dewa Wood 1214 - A very good and rather rare example of a keris hilt from the southern Sumatran region of Palembang. Made of hard ebony woods, it is finely carved with curly motifs in the form of a bird like figurine in a squatting posture.

Price:- US$330 excluding shipping.

Ulu Lampung Sumatra Kemuning Wood 0117 - A very rare example of a keris hilt from the Sumatran region of Lampung. Made of hard kemuning woods, it is well carved in a bird like form very unique to the region. Although the top half does resemble a bird, the bottom half shows legs in a squatting position with the hugging arms and fingers.

Price:- US$255 excluding shipping. New.

Ulu Jawa Semar Betak 0515 - From the central Javanese regions of Surakarta, these figurine forms are very rare, and they are associated to the wayang kulit or shadow puppet figurines, called the Punakawan;- a group of 5 brothers. This fine example is the fat one called the semar betak. Made of very hard woods of the teak or jati family,

SOLD.

Ulu Pedang Tusuk Bali Phallus Horn 0117 - A very rare example of a stabbing sword, or pedang tusuk,  hilt from the island of Bali. Made of buffalo horn or tandok kerbau, it is carved in the form of a phallus, usually associated to the deity Shiva. This example is interestingly having the figurine with breast, suggesting female?

Price:- US$245 excluding shipping. New.

Ulu Cirebon Jawa Demam Wood 0712 From the northern Javanese coastal regions of Cirebon, this very rare and finely carved example in the jawa demam form and made from very hard kemuning woods. The jawa demam form is more commonly found out of Java (South Sumatra and Malay Peninsula). The top half of the hilt shares strong similarities with the Sumatran form, but the base with the triangular motifs is having the Javanese connection.

Condition: Very good condition. Age:  Price:- US$230 excluding shipping.

Ulu Cirebon Ganesha Wood 1214 - A rare example of keris handle from the northern Javanese coastal region of Pesisir, Cirebon in origin. Made of hard woods and carved in the relief form of the elephant god Ganesha, with pierced through carvings at places.

Price:- US$240 excluding shipping.

Ulu Bali Dewa Deer Horn Tandok Kijang Putih 0117 - A rather rare example of a keirs hilt from the island of Bali. Made of white deer horn or kijang putih, it is in the form of a squatting figurine that has both Hindu and Buddhist influences.

Price:- US$225 excluding shipping. New.

Ulu Minag Kabau Jawa Demam Deer Horn 0515 - Very good and rather rare example of a keris hilt from the Sumatran regions of Minang Kabau. Made from white deer horn or kijang putih, it is carved in the form of a squatting figurine called the jawa demam. This form of hilt is common in central or southern Sumatra, as well as the Malay peninsular regions.

Condition: Very good condition. Price:- US$220 excluding shipping.

Ulu Cirebon Jawa Demam Wood 0514 - A very good and rare example of keris handle from the northern Javanese coastal region of Pesisir, Cirebon. Made of dark and hardwoods called kenaung, it is finely carved in a form that has the top half in the jawa demam form, with the base having the triangular motifs called pucok rebong, typical of the region's styles.

Condition: Very good condition. Price:- US$210 excluding shipping.

Ulu Palembang Figurine Horn 0117 - Another very good and rare example of a keris hilt from the southern Sumatran region of Palembang. Made of buffalo horn, or tandok kerbau, it is in the form of a human relief figurine that is quite common from the region. The minute carvings needs added mentioning, and this minutely repeated floral motifs is also quite unique to the region.

Price:- US$195 excluding shipping. New.

Ulu Sumbawa Squatting Figurine 0515 - From the eastern island of Sumbawa, this figurine hilt form maybe similar to Batak, Sumatra, but the rounded base of the handle is a characteristic similar to the Bugis kerdas form, and hence the piece is from Sumbawa island, where Bugis influences are strong.

Condition: Very good condition. Price:- US$190 excluding shipping. New.

Ulu Jawa Cengkam Fist A0515 - From the central or eastern Javanese regions, this very interesting and rare form of hilt is NOT usually seen not on keris, but this is clearly a keris handle as it has a rounded hole to fit a keris tang. Made of hard teak family woods or jati, it is in the form of a clinched fist.

Condition:
Very good condition. Price:- US$170 excluding shipping.

Ulu Minang Kabau Ebony 0215 - From the Sumatran region of Minang Kabau, the hilt is made from ebony wood and is finely carved in the jawa demam Minang form, with the top having a beak like form and the bottom deeply caved with floral motifs.

Condition: Aside from minor crack and patching, handle is still intact and in very good condition. Price:- US$170 excluding shipping.

Ulu Jawa Putra Satu 0515 - From the central or eastern Javanese regions, this hilt is made of white metal alloys and is very heavy. In the form of a feminine figurine called Putra Satu;- she is said to be a deity that has her faced covered in a veil..

Condition: Very good condition. Price:- US$160 excluding shipping.

Ulu Jawa Cengkam Fist B0515 - From the central or eastern Javanese regions, this very interesting and rare form of hilt is NOT usually seen not on kerises, but this is clearly a keris handle as it has a rounded hole to fit a keris tang. Made of hard jati or teak wood, it is in the form of a clinched fist. Looking closely at the fist, it is not a "punching" fist, but more of a "knuckled" front fist clenching.

Condition:
Very good condition. Price:- US$155 excluding shipping.

Ulu Madura Donoriko Wood 1214 - From the island of Madura, this keris hilt is made from hard kemuning woods and it is finely carved in the donoriko form with interesting floral and less common geometrical flowing motifs.

Price:- US$130 excluding shipping.

Ulu Madura Wood 0712 A very good example is handle from the island of Madura. Made of hard and dark woods it is in the form commonly seen with fine Madurese kerises. The carving needs added mentioning and are pierced through at the sides.

Condition: Very good condition. Age:  Early 19th century. Price:- US$85 excluding shipping.

blowongan001small.jpg (31921 bytes)A Javanese styled keris stand, for two kerises and a short spear or tombak. Made of hard teak woods or jati, it is well carved with see through works or kerawangan. The top carvings has the Surakarta emblem showing the earth, sun, moon, star and the tiara or crown.

Condition: Excellent condition. Newly made, with the base wood made from a single piece of hard teak.

Price:- US$70 excluding shipping.

blowongan002small.jpg (44411 bytes)A Javanese styled keris stand, for two kerises. Made of hard teak woods or jati, and well carved with floral motifs and see through works or kerawangan.

Condition: Excellent condition. Newly made, with the base wood made from a single piece of hard teak.

Price:- US$58 excluding shipping.

blowongan003small.jpg (28088 bytes)A Javanese styled keris stand, for a single keris. Made of hard teak woods or jati, it is well carved with see through works or kerawangan. The top carvings has the Surakarta emblem showing the earth, sun, moon, star and the tiara or crown.

Condition: Excellent condition. Newly made, with the base wood made from a single piece of hard teak.

Price:- US$47 excluding shipping.

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