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

Keris Jawa Betok Pamor Tiban 0312

Keris Jawa Betok Pamor Tiban 0312 � A good and rare example of a keris from the eastern Javanese regions of Jawa Timur. The wrangka or fittings are in the sandang walikat forms, with the hilt very well carved having strong Maruda influences  A finely granules brass ferrule or mendak completes the fittings.

Short and rather broad blade with broaden top and plain base features, has an overall shape or dapor called betok in Javanese.

Pamor patterns are well arranged in the mlumah technique of the kulit semangka or melon skin pamor. At certain places, especially at the base, there are unplanned pamor patterns called pamor tiban.

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 18th century bade with 19th century fittings.

Length of blade: 10".   Overall length: 14.5".

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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.

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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