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

Keris Jawa Timur Lurus Unthuk Banyu 0711.

Keris Jawa Timur Lurus Unthuk Banyu 0711 – Very good and rare example of a keris from the eastern Javanese regions. Handle in the bebondolan or “bulging” form is made from pelet woods having the rare middle contrasting grains called pelet kendit. Top sheath in the ladrangan branggah styles is also made from very well spotted grain wood called pelet macan.

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

Pamor patterns are arranged in the less common miring technique and shows semi circular patterns called unthuk banyu or water bubbles. This pamor is said to enhance the owner’s popularity as well as status.

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 late 19th century.

Length of blade: 14.5".   Overall length: 19.6".

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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.

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