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Keris Madura Lurus Sandang Walikat Perak.

Keris Madura Lurus Sandang Walikat Perak – A very good and rather rare example of a keris from the island of Madura, eastern Java. Handle made of hard teakwood or jati, is finely carved in the typical Madurese styles and has winged dragons flanking the sides. The sheath is in the form called sandang walikat, is made of wood and is fully encased with silver alloy. A silver ferrule or mendak completes fittings.

Sturdy straight blade with rather plain perabots or base features has an overall shape or dapor called tilam upih.

Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique, and has an overall pattern called wos utah or scattered rice. All patterns are unplanned or pamor tiban, and oval formations at the top half of the blade has a reference of unplanned pamor tiban called pamor sumber.

The poamor wos utah is said to enhance the owner’s material well being while the pamor sumber is sought after for its connection to wealth.
 
Condition: Very g
ood condition
. Aside from slight chip at the silver sheath’s top, rest is all in 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 18th century blade, with late 19th century fittings.

Length of blade: 15".   Overall length: 19.6".

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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