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

Ulu Jawa Semar Betak 0515.

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,  it is finely carved with finesse in the carvings seen in the details, even the fine hairs and its swirls.

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 late 19th century.

Dimensions: Please see top left hand corner picture.

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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.

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