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

Keris Jawa Luk 11 Blarak Ngirid.

Keris Jawa Luk 11 Blarak Ngirid – A very good and rare example of a keris from the central Javanese regions. Top sheath or wrangka is in the gayaman Surakarta styles and together with the hilt, are made from well selected pellet woods that has naturally occurring contrasting grains. Bottom stem is fully encased with gold plated brass stem cover or pendok. A gold brass ferrule or mendak completes fittings.

Long and very sturdy blade with 11 meandering waves or luks and a prominent spine has the base features that includes the elephant’s trunk or kembang kacang and other smaller features or perabots are also well executed.

Pamor patterns are rare and are well arranged in the miring technique. They are of the blarak ngirid or coconut leaves variations, and is said to enhance the owner’s status.

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 early 20th century blade with late 20th century fittings.

Length of blade: 15.5".   Overall length: 20.8".

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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.

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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