MALAY ART GALLERY'S....House of Keris
Keris Jawa Jogja Luk 15 Kala Wija.
Keris Jawa Jogja Luk 15 Kala Wija - A good and rare
example of a keris from central Javanese regions of Jogjakarta. Fittings in the
ladrangan Jogja styles with the top sheath made of very well selected
pelet woods with natural contrasting and flashing grains and is also made
from a single piece of wood or seiras. Hilt is made from hard and dark
woods called tayuman(?) and has a silver ferrule or mendak. Bottom
stem is encased with an open gold plated brass cover or pendok blewah.
Rather short blade with rare 15 waves (commonly are from 3 to 13) has well executed perabots or base features and has an overall shape or dapor called kala wija.
Pamor patterns are condense, and are arranged in the mlumah technique of the wos utah or scattered rice variations. It is said to enhance the owner's material well being.
Condition: Very good condition. Aside from minor hairline cracks at the woods, rest is all in 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 early 18th century blade with 19th century wooden fittings and new bottom brass stem cover.
Length of blade: 13". Overall length: 19.3".
Buyer will pre-pay, plus shipping and insurance (optional), which will be calculated upon receipt of address.
We accept American Express credit card mail orders and International checks in Singapore dollars, or bank or wire transfers. Please allow a few days for clearance. Items are dispatched only after payments are cleared.
We also accept PayPal, Western Union and other forms of payment maybe accepted, but has to be clarified first.
Shipment by air courier. Shipments by reliably known Federal Express. Depending on destination, please allow a maximum of 5 working days for safe delivery time. Other cheaper forms of delivery are available through Speedpost, an arm of the postal service here. Do not hesitate to e-mail for details.
To the U.S.A, present rates are at US$33.00 per kilogram by FedEx (3 days) and Speedpost are at US$22.00 per kilogram (10 days). Other destinations please do inquire.
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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