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Keris Jawa Luk 13 Naga Pengantin Mas.

Keris Jawa Luk 13 Naga Pengantin Mas – A very good example of keris from the central Javanese regions of Surakarta. Fittings in the gayaman Surakarta forms are made from very well selected woods with natural grains. Bottom stem is of wood and is encased with an open reposed silver plated brass cover or pendok blewah with black stone profusions at places. A brass ferrule with colored glass profusions completes fittings.

Very sturdy blade with 13 meandering waves or luks and prominent spine that acts as the dragon’s body, has the base sculpted with two dragons or Naga Pengantin with another bird figure at the side. It is inlaid with brass and gilded with a thin layer of 16 karat gold.

Pamor pattern are condense, and are arranged in the mlumah technique and are of the wos utah or scattered rice variations.

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 late 20th century.

Length of blade: 14".   Overall length: 20.5".

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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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