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

Keris Jawa Lurus Laler Menggeng. 

Keris Jawa Lurus Laler Menggeng A fine and very rare example of a keris from the central Javanese regions of Surakarta. The fittings in the ladrangan Solo styles with the handle made of hard trembalo(?) woods, and the top sheath is made of well selected rich teak burl woods or jati gembol with tight grains. The bottom stem is fully encased with a thick brass cover or pendok, with fine floral motifs at the front and the crest or emblem of the Susuhunan Pakubwono, Surakarta. A brass ferrule or mendak is made of brass granules, completes fitting.

Long, very sturdy straight blade with prominent triangular spine has a couple of rare features. The gandik or base area is having a very rare feature called laler menggeng, where the usual kembang kacang or elephant's trunk like feature is inverted and curling into the blade.
Another rare feature is hidden at the tang or peksi, where the tip of the tang ends in a stupa formation. Although there is no direct references, but features at the tang are usually associated to the style or "signature" of a keris smith or empu.

Pattern welded blade with condense pamor arrangements in the mlumah technique, with a circumference pamor pattern called pamor wengkon and an overall central pamor of the wos utah or scattered rice variation.

Condition: Very g
ood condition
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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 19th century.

Length of blade: 14".   Overall length: 20".

Our terms:

Our Pledge:

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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