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Keris Madura Luk 9 Sekar Lampes.

Keris Madura Luk 9 Sekar Lampes – A very good and rare example of a keris from the eastern Javanese island of Madura. Fittings in the ladrangan Madura styles with the hilt made of hard woods and are finely carved with floral motifs typical of the regions style. The top sheath or wrangka is made of very well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. Bottom stem is encased with an open plain brass cover called the pendok blewah. A silver mendak or ferrule with zircon profusions completes fittings.

Long and very sturdy blade with 9 meandering waves or luks has rather complete base features using the kembang kacang, pecetan without sogokans, one lambei gajah, one jalen and the grenengs or fretworks.

Pamor patterns are rare and are arranged in the miring technique. A central line is flanked by smaller circular formations called pamor sekar lampes. The pamor is said to enhance the owner’s status as well as a guiding pamor.

Very good condition
. Aside from a minor hairline crack at the handle and brass stem cover, 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 middle 19th century.

Length of blade: 15".   Overall length: 19.8".

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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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