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Keris Jawa Lurus Pudak Setegal 1214.
Keris Jawa Lurus Pudak Setegal 1214 -
Very good and rare example of a keris from the
central Javanese regions of Surakarta. Fittings or wrangka is in the
gayaman Solo styles and is made from a single piece (seiras)
of very well selected woods. Bottom stem or gandar is encased with thick
brass open stem cover called pendok blewah, exposing the mid section
showing no joints. A copper ferrule or mendak completes fittings.
Long and sturdy straight or lurus blade with prominent spine or ada-ada, has well executed base features or perabots that includes the rare side protrusions called pudak setegal.
Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique and shows few shades of white, grey and black metals. The base has a peak like formation called ujung gunung, and concentrated along the spine are arrangements called wiji timun or cucumber seeds.
The pamor ujung gunung is said to enhance the owner's status while the pamor wiji timun is said to enhance the owner's material well being.
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 19th century.
Length of blade: 14". Overall length: 18".
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