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

Keris Jawa Lurus Pendita Bonang Serinting.

Keris Jawa Lurus Pendita Bonang Serinting – A very good and rare example of a keris from the central Javanese regions of Surakarta. Handle and sheath are in the form of the gayaman Surakarta and are made from very well selected pelet woods with natural contrasting grains. The bottom stem is fully encased with repoussed silver and gold plated brass.

Thick and very sturdy blade with prominent spine and a rather broad base with a figurine on one side called the pendita.

Pamor patterns are rare and arranged in the mlumah technique, having pairs of small circles along the middle of the blade called pamor bonang serinting which is referring to an instrument from the gamelan Javanese orchestra.

The pamor bonang serinting is said to enhance the owner’s popularity.

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 late 19th century.

Length of blade: 14.5".   Overall length: 20".

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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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