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

Keris Cirebon Luk 5 Ulu Ganesha 0620.

Keris Cirebon Luk 5 Ulu Ganesha 0620 � Fine and very rare example of a keris from the northern Javanese coastal region of Cirebon. Finely carved handle of kenaung black wood is in the form of a hidden Ganesha, the Hindu elephant god.. Top sheath in the very sublime and rarely seen form is made of sono kling woods with contrasting grains.

Very long and sturdy blade with 5 waves or luks and well executed and deep perabots, with an overall shape or dapor is called Hanuman.

Pamor patterns are very condense and are arranged in the miring technique of the adeg ilir or standing variations. It is said to protect the owner from natural mishaps.

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 early 19th century.

Length of blade: 18".   Overall length: 23".

Our terms:

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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