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Keris Jawa Betok Tindih 3 Warna Combong 0220.

Keris Jawa Betok Tindih 3 Warna Combong 0220 - Another good and rare example of a keris from the central Javanese regions of Surakarta. Fittings or wrangka in the gayaman Solo styles and made from very well selected pelet woods, having naturally occurring contrasting grains that occurs due to fungal attack. A finely granule silver ferrule or mendak completes fittings.

 Rather short and brad straight blade, has the base features or perabots well executed, with an overall shape or dapor called betok, which refers to the flatfish.

Pamor patterns are arranged in the miring technique showing a base circular formation called qul buntet, that swirls into a mountain peak or ujung gunung. The base cross piece or ganjar, has the pamor lines vertically inline with the blade's pamor, and this is called asihan. With 3 different arrangements, it is called tri colored or tri warna.
There is a split between the pamor metals near the base, and this naturally occurring splits are called combong.

The keris betok is also said to be a "neutralizer' keris tindih, whilst kerises with naturally occurring splits or combong are also sought after for it's mystical usage.

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 17th century blade with late 19th century fittings.

Length of blade: 10.5".   Overall length: 16.5".

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