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

Keris Madura Lurus Banyu Milir 709.

Keris Madura Lurus Banyu Milir 709 A very good example of a keris from island of Madura. Finely carved handle is made from klengkeng wood and has floral motifs with a pair of cannon at the front and epaulettes at the side. Top sheath in the ladrangan Madura form is made of very well selected trembalo woods with natural contrasting grains. Bottom stem is encased with plain brass stem cover or pendok blewah. A well reposed silver ferrule or mendak completes fittings.

Long and very sturdy straight blade with plain base features or perabots, has an overall shape or dapor called tilam upih.

Pamor patterns are arranged in the miring technique and shows vertical lines called pamor banyu milir, or flowing water. The pamor is said to protect the owner from natural mishaps.

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 late 19th century.

Length of blade: 14".   Overall length: 18".

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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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