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

Keris Jawa Lurus Pamor Alif.

Keris Jawa Lurus Pamor Alif A good and rather rare example of a keris from the central Javanese regions of Surakarta. Fittings in the gayaman surakarta forms with the top sheath made of well selected hard woods with the bottom stem encased with an open repoussed brass pendok. A brass ferrule or mendak completes fittings.

Thick and very sturdy blade with rather plain base feature or perabots which has an overall shape or dapor called tilam upih.

Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique and are of the wos utah or scattered rice variations. At the base a clear straight line pamor is seen and is of the unplanned pattern or pamor tiban. It is called pamor alif, which is referring to the first Arabic alphabet. The pamor wos utah is said to enhance the owners material well being, while pamor alif is of the protective nature.

Condition:
Very good 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 middle 19th century.

Length of blade: 13.9".   Overall length: 19.2".

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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