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

Keris Jawa Lurus Gayaman Branggah.

Keris Jawa Lurus Gayaman Branggah - Another good example of keris from the central Javanese regions with the fittings in the gayaman branggah. Made from very well selected pellet woods with natural contrasting grains that occur due to fungal attack. Bottom stem is encased with an open brass cover or pendok blewah exposing a red velvet cloth at the base. A brass ferrule or mendak completes fittings.

Sturdy and thick blade is rather short and has a slightly angular profile that has a term called cendrung in Javanese.

Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique of the wos utah or scattered rice variations. The pamor wos utah is said to enhance the owner’s material well being. It is said to protect as well and enhance the owner’s material well being.

Very good condition
. Aside from minor restorations at the fittings, rest is all in 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 early 18th century blade, with restored 19th century fittings.

Length of blade: 11.5".   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.

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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