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

Keris Jawa Luk 7 Mayang Mekar 1017.

Keris Jawa Luk 7 Mayang Mekar 1017 - Very good example of a keris from the central Javanese regions of Solo. Wrangka or sheath is in the gayaman forms with the top sheath made from very well selected pelet woods, having contrasting grains. Bottom stem is encased with a silver alloy stem cover or pendok blewahan.

Sturdy blade with 7 waved or luks having a prominent spine or ada-ada, with an overall shape or dapor called sempena.

Pamor patterns are arranged in the less common miring technique, showing formations called the mayang mekar or "may blossoms". The pamor is said to enhance the owner's status and popularity.

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 18th century blade with late 19th century fittings.

Length of blade: 14.5".   Overall length: 19.5".

Price:- US$480 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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