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Keris Jawa Luk 13 Naga Sostro Kinatah Emas Yakub.

Keris Jawa Luk 13 Naga Sostro Kinatah Emas Yakub – A fine and lavish example of keris from the central Javanese regions of Surakarta. Handle in the typical nuggak semi form is carved with pierced through patras, and additional facial motifs called putri kinurung. Together with the top sheath in the ladrangan Surakarta forms, both are made from agar wood or kayu gahru, which is sought after more for its fragrance. Bottom stem is of wood and is encased with a thick silver alloy outer cover or pendok bunton having pierced through works and semi precious yakub stones insertions and a red velvet cloth base. A thick brass and silver alloy ferrule or mendak selut with semi precious yakub stones insertions completes fittings.

Thick and very sturdy blade with 13 meandering waves or luks and a thick prominent spine that acts as the dragon’s body. The base is beautifully sculpted with a dragon called the Naga Sostro with a small deer or kijang on one side, and fine floral motifs which is lavishly inlaid with 18 karat gold.

Pamor pattern are very 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, while the Naga Sostro is said to be for very high status wear.

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 20th century.

Length of blade: 14.9".   Overall length: 20".

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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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