MALAY ART GALLERY'S....House of Keris
Keris Betok Tindih.
Keris Betok Tindih –A rare from of short keris from
the central or eastern Javanese regions called the keris betok tindih
with the wooden handle and sheath in the sandang walikat form.
Very thick and sturdy blade with a broad and leaf shaped like profile and the ferrule or metok made with the same metals as the blade, features that are associated with the keris betok.
Pamor patterns are in the mlumah technique and having a scaly like surface called pamor mrutu sewu.
It is said to enhance the owner’s material well being, and the keris betook itself is highly sought after for its strong mystical properties that is said to ward off unwanted or bad spirits or bad forces within other kerises.
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, the blade should go back to the early 16th century, with mid 20th century fittings.
Length of blade: 9.1". Overall length: 14".
Buyer will pre-pay, plus shipping and insurance (optional), which will be calculated upon receipt of address.
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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.
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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