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

Keris Jawa Luk 11 Sempena 0718

Keris Jawa Luk 11 Sempena 0718 - A good example of an od keris from the central Javanese regions of Demak. Fittings or wrangka in the ladrangan Surakarta forms is made from well selected tayuman woods with the whole sheath made from a single piece of woods or seiras. A plain brass outer stem cover or pendok blewah and the silver ferrule competes fittings.

Rather old blade with 11 waves or luks and well executed, but worn down base features or perabots, with an overall shape or dapor called sempena.

Pamor patterns shows forging in the mlumah technique, of the wos utah or scattered rice patterns. It is said to enhance the owner's material well being.

Condition: Ve
ry 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 late 17th century blade with restored 19th century fittings.

Length of blade: 13".   Overall length: 19.5".

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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