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

Keris Jawa Timur Lurus Pelet Kendit 310,

Keris Jawa Timur Lurus Pelet Kendit 310 – Another very rare and good example of a keris from the eastern Javanese regions, or Jawa timur. Fittings in the gayaman branggah forms, with the handle made of very well selected pelet woods having a sought after, naturally occurring, dark grained horizontal line at the middle called pelet kendit. The sheath or wrangka, is also made from very well selected pelet woods with naturally occurring contrasting grains. A well repousssed brass mendak or ferrule completes fittings.

Very sturdy straight blade with rather plain base features or perabots has an overall shape or dapor called tilam upih.

Pamor patterns are rare and are arranged in the mlumah technique of the wos utah or scattered rice variations. At the base, an unplanned pamor tiban is seen, and is called pamor nunggak semi. Near the tip, and arranged in the miring technique, there is a horizontal line that is called pamor kendit.

 The pamor wos utah is said to enhance the owner’s material well being, while the pamor nunggak semi is said to enhance the owner’s status, while the pamor kendit is highly sought after for it is said to increase a person’s business or clientele.

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 18th century.

Length of blade: 14".   Overall length: 18.5".

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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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