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

Keris Jawa Luk 7 Patrem 0718.

Keris Jawa Luk 7 Patrem 0718 - A good and rare example of a short keris from the central Javanese regions. Fittings in the gayaman Jogja forms with the handle made from very well selected trembalo woods and top sheath or wrangka made from naturally occurring contrasting grains called pelet. A brass ferrule or mendak with colored stone insertions completes fittings.

Rather old blade, and is short but sturdy with 7 waves or luks. The short nature of the blade strongly suggests feminine use or patrem in Javanese.

Pamor patterns are condense and are arranged in the mlumah technique of the pulo tirto or thousand islands variations, which is said to enhance the owner’s material well being.

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 17th century blade with restored 19th century fittings.

Length of blade: 10.5".   Overall length: 15.25".

Price:- US$110 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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