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

Wedung Bali Sarong Kulit 0216.

Wedung Bali Sarong Kulit 0216 - A very good and rare example of a side weapon called the wedung. Handle is made of hard kemuning woods and well carved with a demonic face called Kala(?). The sheath is made of leather, probably sheep hide, and a brass ferrule or mendak completes fittings.

Thick and very sturdy blade with a single sharp edge and a pointy tip, having a prominent "belly" or mid section. This type of characteristics are common in wedungs, worn in Java as a court dress, as well as Bali.

Pamor patterns are not contrasting, except for the line hugging the edges called pamor wenkon. Arranged in the mlumah technique, the overall pamor is of the kulit semangko or melon skin pamor.

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 early to mid 19th century.

Length of blade: 6.5".   Overall length: 11.5".

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