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

Keris Jawa Luk 3 Pendito Patrem.

Keris Jawa Luk 3 Pendito Patrem – Another rare example of a short keris from the central Javanese regions. Fittings in the gayaman Surakarta styles, with sheath made of well selected pelet woods with naturally occurring two toned grained called pelet.

Rather short blade that strongly suggest feminine use or patrem in Javanese. With three waves or luks, the base has a small squatting figurine below the elephant trunk or kembang kacang, called pendito or meditating priest.

Pamor patterns are rare and has a swirl formation at the base called pamor qul buntet, with an overall background pamor of the wos utah or scattered rice variation.
The pamor qul buntet is said to protect the owner in times of chaos, while the pamor wos utah is said to enhance the owner’s material well being.

Condition: Very g
ood 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 late 19th century fittings.

Length of blade: 9".   Overall length: 14.4".

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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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