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

Keris Jawa Luk 9 Carang Soka 0414.

Keris Jawa Luk 9 Carang Soka 0414 - Another good example of a keris from the central Javanese regions of Surakarta. Fittings in the gayaman Solo styles made very well selected pelet awar-awar woods, with naturally occurring contrasting grains. Bottom stem is encased with thick plain open front brass cover or pendok blewah.

 Old blade form with sublimely executed 9 waves or luks, with very well executed base features or perabots having an overall shape or dapor called Carang Soka.

  Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique with a peak like formation at the base called ujung gunung and unplanned pamor tiban sat the tip called tundung musuh.
 The pamor ujung gunung is said to enhance the owner's status while unplanned 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 late 17th century blade with 20th century fittings.

Length of blade: 13".   Overall length: 18".

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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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