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Keris Lombok Luk 13 Pendita Blarak.

Keris Lombok Luk 13 Pendita Blarak – A very good and rare example of a keris from the island of Lombok. Handle in the typical Lombok or Bali styles, is made from very well selected pelet woods with natural contrasting grains. Top sheath in the sandang walikat form is made from dark sono kling woods. Bottom stem is also made of pelet woods with natural contrasting grains, with a silver ferrule studded with colored semi precious stones completes fittings.

Very long and sturdy blade with 13 waves and prominent spine has the base or gandik made with the figurine of a preacher or pendita in a sitting/praying posture. The kembang kacang (elephant’s trunk) interestingly becomes the pendita’s hair that extends forward and downwards.

Pamor patterns are rare, and arranged in the miring technique. It is called blarak ngirid, or coconut leaves, and also called bulu ayam or chicken feathers.
The pamor is sought after by many as it is said to enhance the owner’s stature, and is rather choosy.

Condition: Very g
ood condition
. Aside from minor hairline cracks, 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 the middle 19th century.

Length of blade: 18.5".   Overall length: 24".

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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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