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

Keris Jawa Timur Lurus Gayaman Pelet, Minaret.

Keris Jawa Timur Lurus Gayaman Pelet, Minaret Another rare example of a keris from the eastern Javanese regions, with the handle in the bondolan form and the top sheath in the gayaman forms both made from well selected pelet woods with natural contrasting grains. A brass ferrule or mendak ompletes fittings.

Very sturdy straight blade with a slight angular profile has an overall shape or dapor called cendrung. At the base are rather recently chiseled relief of a mosque with minarets probably fusing the Islamic influences onto the keris.

Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique and are of the kulit semangko or melon’s skin variations, which is said to enhance the owner’s popularity.

Condition: Very good condition. Aside from minor blade edge wears and sheath patchings, rest is all in 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 early 18th century blade, with restored wooden fittings and recently chiseled mosque relief.

Length of blade: 14.8".   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.

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