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

Keris Cirebon Lurus Patrem Kelingan 0918.

Keris Cirebon Lurus Patrem Kelingan 0918 - Very rare example of a keris from the northern Javanese coastal region of Cirebon. Finely carved handle in the form depicting a hidden deity, and made from hard woods with top sheath in the form less commonly seen but typical of Cirebon ladrangan style. Bottom stem is encased with a repousse brass stem cover.

Rather short blade, is straight or lurus, and very sturdy, having the less common wavy base cross piece or,  ganjar wilut.

With the short nature of the blade, this strongly suggest a feminine use, or patrem in Javanese.

Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique and are not using contrasting nickel metals. This totally black metal blade is rare and is called kelingan.

Condition: Very good condition, with restored sheath's wooden bottom stem.

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, with new outer stem cover.

Length of blade: 10.5".   Overall length: 13.5".

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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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