MALAY ART GALLERY'S....House of  Keris

Ulu Jawa Cengkam Fist A0515.

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. The way the thumb protrudes between the two fingers is not exactly known and needs research, but in the Malaysian regions, this fist gesture is seen as very offensive.

Very good condition.

Age:  Krises are traditionally made without any date stampings or engravings of the makers' name. Although a kris smith or "empu" has his own styles configured together with the dapor and especially the ganjar (cross piece). Obvious age wear and tear, usage, familiarity with forms, motifs and designs, origin and history, mediums and materials used are our guidelines in determining an approximate age. This particular piece, from our experience and knowledge, should go back to the early 19th century.

Dimensions: Please see top left hand corner picture.

Our terms:

  • Buyer will pre-pay, plus shipping and insurance (optional), which will be calculated upon receipt of address.

  • We accept American Express credit card mail orders and International checks in Singapore dollars, or bank or wire transfers. Please allow a few days for clearance. Items are dispatched only after payments are cleared.

  • We also accept PayPal, Western Union and other forms of payment maybe accepted, but has to be clarified first.

  • Shipment by air courier. Shipments by reliably known Federal Express. Depending on destination, please allow a maximum of  5 working days for safe delivery time. Other cheaper forms of delivery are available through Speedpost, an arm of the postal service here. Do not hesitate to e-mail for details.

  • To the U.S.A, present rates are at US$32.00 per kilogram by FedEx (3 days) and Speedpost are at US$22.00 per kilogram (10 days). Other destinations please do inquire.

Our Pledge:

We are confident that you will be satisfied with this item and we guarantee it to be materially as presented. However, if the item does meet your expectations, it may be returned within 7 days of receipt for a complete refund of the purchased price, less the shipping cost, provided the item is returned in its original condition.

We advise interested buyers to please feel free without any obligations, to ask for more information or pictures of the items interested. We are also open to any comments on our item's descriptions.

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