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

Keris Jawa Lurus Tiban Udan Mas.

Keris Jawa Lurus Tiban Udan Mas A very good and rare example of a keris form the central Javanese regions of Surakarta. Fittings in the typical gayaman surakarta styles has the top sheath made of very well selected trembalo woods with natural flashing grains. The bottom stem is encased with an open plain brass cover or pendok blewah. A plain brass ferrule or mendak completes fittings.

Sturdy straight blade with rather minimal base features or perabots has an overall shape or dapor called tilam upih.

Pamor patterns are condense and are arranged in the mlumah technique or the wos utah or scattered rice variations. All patterns are unplanned or pamor tiban, and has small circular pamor patterns along the middle of the blade called pamor udan mas or golden showers.

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 mid to late 19th century.

Length of blade: 13.9".   Overall length: 19.8".

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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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