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

Keris Bali Luk 9 Grantiman Pamor Trap-trapan.

Keris Bali Luk 9 Grantiman Pamor Trap-trapan A rather rare form of keris from the island of Bali with the grantiman form handle of wood wrapped with human hairs. All natural pelet woods for sheath are well selected for its natural contrasting grains.

Sturdy blade with 9 waves or luks, is pattern welded with an overall background pamor of the kulit semangko or melon's skin variations, and at places along the middle of the blade are rare pamor arrangements in the technique called trap-trapan.

The pamor kulit semangko is said to enhance the owner's popularity, while the pamor trap-trapan is of the protective nature.

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 middle 19th century.

Length of blade: 15.5".   Overall length: 23".

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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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