MALAY ART GALLERY'S....House of Keris
Klewang Jawa Timur Abjad Perak 0416 -
A rare and fine example of a sword called the klewang from the
eastern Javanese regions. Handle is made of wood, and well carved in the form of
the relief makara,
with repoussed silver base encasements. Wooden sheath is also fully encased with
finely repoussed silver.
Thick and very sturdy blade with two deep fullers and a double sharp top edge, typical of Javanese klewangs. The Arabic or Islamic verses on the blade is made using fine silver koftgari technique.
Pamor patterns are not contrasting, showing no nickel, but more iron and steel. The metals are forged arranged in the mlumah technique, with the black nature of the blade called kelingan in Javanese.
Condition: Very good condition.
Age: Krises and other edge weapons from the region 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 late 19th century blade with 20th century fittings..
Length of blade: 22.5". Overall length: 31".
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