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

Keris Jawa Timur Ganggeng Kanyut 1017.

Keris Jawa Timur Ganggeng Kanyut 1017 - Another good and rare example of a keris from the eastern Javanese regions. Fine carved "bulging" handle form called the bebondolan(?) is made of very well selected pelet kendit woods with a single dark grain going across the bid section. Wrangka or sheath in the ladrangah branggah forms, is also made with well selected pelet woods, having dark grains (dead cells) occurring due to fungus attack.

Long and very sturdy straight or lurus blade, with well executed base features or perabots and a prominent spine, has an overall shape or dapor called sempena bener.

Pamor patterns are arranged in the miring technique, and are called Gangeng Kanyut, which is said to enhance the owner's status.

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 late 18th century blade with late 19th century fittings.

Length of blade: 14.5".   Overall length: 20".

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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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