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

Keris Jawa Lurus Junjung Darjat Asihan 1214.

Keris Jawa Lurus Junjung Darjat Asihan 1214 - Another very good and rare example of a keris from the central Javanese regions of Surakarta. Wrangka or fittings in the ladrangan Solo styles and is made from very well selected woods with flashing grains. An open brass stem cover or pendok blewah and a brass ferrule or mendak completes fittings.

Long thick and very sturdy straight blade with minimal base features or perabots has an overall shape or dapor called tilam upih.

Pamor patterns are rare and are arranged in the miring technique showing peak formations from the base till the tip. The pamor is called pamor junjung darjat and is sought after for it is said to enhance the owner's status. There are also pamor lines at teh base cross piece or ganjar that flows vertically and this is called pamor asihan and 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 early 19th century blade with newly made fittings.

Length of blade: 15.2".   Overall length: 20".

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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