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

Keris Jawa Lurus Kebo Lajer 0217.

Keris Jawa Lurus Kebo Lajer 0217 - Another rare example of a keris from central Javanese regions of Surakarta. Sheath or wrangka is of the ladrangan Solo styles and is made from a single piece of wood or seiras. Bottom stem is encased with a plain brass stem cover or pendok, exposing the single piece of wood in the middle.

Sturdy and straight or lurus blade, with the base having an elongated gandik, has an overall shape or dapor called kebo lajer in Javanese.

Pamor pattern are rather rare, and shows an overall background pamor forged in the mlumah technique of the wos utah or scattered rice variations, with the base having a semi circular formation called batu lapak. The pamor wos utah is said to enhance the owner's material well being, while the pamor batu lapak is of the protective nature.

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 17th century blade with late 19th century fittings.

Length of blade: 12".   Overall length: 17.5".

Price:- US$235 excluding shipping.

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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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