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

Keris Jawa Lurus Jalak Tilam Upih.

Keris Jawa Lurus Jalak Tilam Upih A very good example of a keris from the central Javanese region of Surakarta, with the fitting in the gayaman Solo styles. Handle is made from dark and hard tayuman woods with the patras well carved. Top sheath or wrangka is made of very well selected pellet woods with natural contrasting grains. Bottom stem is encased with repoussed brass cover or pendok blewah. A brass ferrule or mendak studded with zircons and low grade rubies completes fittings.

Long, very sturdy and rather broad blade has rather minimal features or perabots that includes a picetan  and the tikel alis. The tip of the blade ends with a point and is called nyunti. With it's broad nature, the overall shape or dapor is called jalak tilam upih.

Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique and is very condensed. The overall pamor arrangement is called wos utah or scattered rice with all pattern unplanned, or pamor tiban. With a good knowledge of pamor backgrounds, a person can find other pamor tibans that has mystical references.

The pamor wos utah is said to enhance the owner's material well being, while other pamor tibans are usually of the protective nature.

Condition: V
ery 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 19th century.

Length of blade: 14.1".   Overall length: 20.3".

Our terms:

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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