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

Keris Madura Lurus Ladrangan Batu Lapak.

Keris Madura Lurus Ladrangan Batu Lapak – A very good and rare example of a keris from the island of Madura, eastern Java. Top sheath or wrangka is in the ladrangan Madura styles and is made of very well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. Handle is made of hard and dark woods and is finely carved in the forms typical of the region’s styles. Bottom stem is encased with an open brass cover or pendok blewah. A well repoussed silver ferrule or mendak completes fittings. 

Very long and very sturdy blade with a thick prominent spine and base features that are rather plain, and this has an overall shape or dapor called tilam upih.

Pamor patterns are very condense and are well arranged in the mlumah  technique and are of the wos utah or scattered rice variations. At the base, and in the other miring technique, a peak like formations is called pamor ujung gunung, and inside it is another smaller semi circle called pamor batu lapak.
The pamor wos utah is said to enhance the owner's material well bring, while the pamor batu lapak is aid to protect the owner in times of chaos.

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 early 19th century.

Length of blade: 15".   Overall length: 20.3".

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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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