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

Keris Jawa Lurus Dwi Warna 1209.

Keris Jawa Lurus Dwi Warna 1209 – Another very good and rare example of a keris from the central Javanese region of Surakarta. Fittings in the gayaman Solo forms are made from well selected hard woods having the top sheath made from sandal wood or kayu cendana. And the hilt made of hard trembalo woods. The bottom stem is encased with plain brass open stem cover, exposing the sandal wood. A well repoussed brass ferrule or mendak with colored glass insets completes fittings.

Thick and very sturdy straight blade with plain base features or perabots, has an overall shape or dapor called tilam upih.

Pamor patterns are arranged in the miring technique showing a central vertical line called sada saler, separating two arrangements of the unthuk banyu or water bubbles variation.
With two different pamor arrangmnets, it is also called dwi-warna or bi-colored.

The pamor sada saler is said to guide the owner in time of needs, while the pamor unthuk banyu is said to enhance the owner’s 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 17th century blade with late 19th century fittings.

Length of blade: 14".   Overall length: 18.8".

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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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