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

Keris Bali Luk 7 Ganjar Wilut 1013.

Keris Bali Luk 7 Ganjar Wilut 1013 -  A good and rather rare example of a keris from the island of Bali. Finely carved wooden  handle in the form of a Balinese figurine with demonic features having prominently long thumb nails probably associated to the Hindu deity Bima(?). Fittings or wrangka is made from very well selected pelet woods with naturally occurring contrasting grains. It occurs due to fungal attack and is sought after for it beauty as well as mystical beliefs.

 Long and sturdy blade with 7 meandering waves or luks, and very well executed and deep perabots or base features which has the rare wavy base cross piece or ganjar wilut.

Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique and are of the kulit semangko or melon skin pamor, which is said to enhance the owner’s popularity.

Condition: 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 18th century blade and hilt with newly made sheath.

Length of blade: 15.2".   Overall length: 24".

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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.

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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