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Keris Jawa Lurus Mesem Batu Lapak 0117.
Keris Jawa Lurus Mesem Batu Lapak
0117 - A very good and rare
example of a keris from the eastern Javanese regions. Handle in the typical
Javanese planner or patra forms
is made from hard trembalo(?)
woods. The top sheath or wrangka in
the ladrangan branggah form
is made from well selected trembalo woods
with natural flashing grains. Bottom stem or gandar is encased with a
plain brass stem cover or pendok blewah.
Thick and rather broad straight or lurus blade, has the base features or perabots very well executed, with an overall shape or dapor called mesem.
Pamor patterns are condense and are arranged in the miring technique having vertical lines called pamor adeg, and at the base a semi circular formation is called pamor batu lapak. Both pamor is said to be o the protective nature. having two types of pamor in a blade, it is called dwi-warna or bi-colored.
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 to mid 19th century.
Length of blade: 14.5". Overall length: 19.25".
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