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

Keris Jawa Luk 11 Ulu Rajamala 0117.

Keris Jawa Luk 11 Ulu Rajamala 0117 -A very good and rather rare example of a keris from the eastern Javanese regions. Finely carved hilt in the Javanese Rajamala planner style having a figurine at the top half, is made from hard woods called tayuman. Sheath or wrangka is in the gayaman form and is made from very well selected pelet woods with naturally occurring contrasting grains.

Long and very sturdy blade with 11 waves or luks, has the base features or perabots which is rather complete and well executed.

Pamor patterns are rare and are arranged in the mlumah technique showing a few shades of black, grey and white metals that suggest more metal combination. Having also a circumference pattern called pamor wengkon, it is called dwi-warna or bi-colored.

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 late18th century blade with late 20th century fittings.

Length of blade: 14".   Overall length: 19".

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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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