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

Keris Madura Luk 9 Ladrangan Pulo Tirto 1213.

Keris Madura Luk 9 Ladrangan Pulo Tirto 1213 - A very good and rare example of a keris from the island of Madura, eastern Java. Fittings or wrangka in the ladrangan Madura form is made from very well selected woods with flashing grains. Handle is made of hardwoods and is finely carved in the donoriko form having a well repoussed silver mendak or ferrule.

Long, very sturdy blade with 9 waves or luks and well executed base features or perabots, has an overall shape or dapor called sempena bener(?).

Pamor patters are arranged in the mlumah technique of showing splotches of contouring patterns called pamor pulo tirto or scattered islands.

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 19th century.

Length of blade: 16".   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.

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