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

Keris Jawa Timur Lurus Pamor Nur 1011.

Keris Jawa Timur Lurus Pamor Nur 1011 –Another rare example of a keris from the eastern Javanese regions of Surabaya. The hilt is made from very hard dark woods (kenaung?) and top sheath in the gayaman branggah styles as well as the bottom stem, are made from very well selected pelet woods with naturally occurring black grains that occur due to fungal attack.

Very sturdy and straight or lurus blade, having rather plain base features or perabots and an overall shape or dapor called tilam upih.

Pamor patterns are rare and are arranged in the miring technique showing only at the middle of the base and “S” like formation called the pamor nur or light. It is said to enhance as well as popularize the owner’s 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 18th century blade with restored late 19th century fittings.

Length of blade: 11".   Overall length: 18".

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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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