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

Keris Jawa Jogja Luk 15 Kala Wija.

Keris Jawa Jogja Luk 15 Kala Wija - A good and rare example of a keris from central Javanese regions of Jogjakarta. Fittings in the ladrangan  Jogja styles with the top sheath made of very well selected pelet woods with natural contrasting and flashing grains and is also made from a single piece of wood or seiras. Hilt is made from hard and dark woods called tayuman(?) and has a silver ferrule or mendak. Bottom stem is encased with an open gold plated brass cover or pendok blewah.

Rather short blade with rare 15 waves (commonly are from 3 to 13) has well executed perabots or base features and has an overall shape or dapor called kala wija.

Pamor patterns are condense, and are arranged in the mlumah technique of the wos utah or scattered rice variations. It is said to enhance the owner's material well being.

Condition: Very good condition. Aside from minor hairline cracks at the woods, rest is all in 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 early 18th century blade with 19th century wooden fittings and new bottom brass stem cover.

Length of blade: 13".   Overall length: 19.3".

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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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