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

Keris Jawa Jogja Lurus Putut Kembar.

Keris Jawa Jogja Lurus Putut Kembar A good and rare example of a keris from central Javanese regions of Jogjakarta. Fittings in the gayaman Jogja styles have the top sheath made of well selected pelet woods with natural contrasting grains. The hilt in the rather stout form called the bondolan is made of teak woods or jati, with a brass ferrule or mendak. Bottom stem is fitted with an open brass stem cover or pendok blewah.

Straight and very sturdy blade has an angular profile (sepokal in Malay or cendrung in Javanese) with the base having two figurines in a sitting or meditating postures called putut kembar.

Pamor patterns are condense, and are arranged in the mlumah technique of the wos utah or scattered rice variations. All patterns are unplanned and called pamor tiban. At the base are some pamor tiban that shows a figurine like formation called pamor rojo gundolo.

The pamor wos utah is said to enhance the owner's material well being while the pamor rojo gundolo is sought after for it is said to ward away unwanted forces.

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 late 18th century.

Length of blade: 13.8".   Overall length: 18.9".

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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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