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

Keris Jawa Luk 13 Singa Barong 0916.

Keris Jawa Luk 13 Singa Barong 0916 - A very good and rare example of a keris from the central Javanese regions of Jogjakarta. Fittings in the gayaman form has the hilt in the less common bebondolan form (bulging belly) and is made from hard wood called kayu nagasari. Sheath is made of very well selected pelet woods with naturally occurring contrasting grains that occur due to fungal infections.

Long and very sturdy blade with prominent spine and 13 waves or luks, and the base having a seated lion figurine called the Singa Barong.

Pamor pattern are arranged in the mlumah technique of the wos utah or scattered rice variations, with many unplanned pamor tiban.
 The pamor wos utah is said to enhance the owner's material well being, while the pamor tiban 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 mid to late 18th century blade, with restored 19th century fittings.

Length of blade: 14".   Overall length: 19".

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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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