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

Keris Madura Ladrangan Lurus Ulu Tandok 0913.

Keris Madura Ladrangan Lurus Ulu Tandok 0913 - A very good example of a keris from island of Madura with finely carved handle made from white deer horn, or tandok rusa putih. Top sheath in the ladrangan Madura form is made of very well selected trembalo woods with natural contrasting grains. Bottom stem is encased with repoused silver alloy stem cover or pendok. A copper studded ferrule or mendak completes fittings.

Long and very sturdy straight blade with plain base features or perabots, has an overall shape or dapor called tilam upih.

Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique of the kulit semangko or watermelon skin variation which is said to enhance the owner's popularity.

Condition: Very good condition. Patching at broken top sheath and mouth, with rest 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 19th century, with 20th century silver alloy stem cover.

Length of blade: 15.8".   Overall length: 19.5".

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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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