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

Keris Jawa Betok Toya Mambeg.

Keris Jawa Betok Toya Mambeg - Another very good and rare example of a short and broad keris from the central or eastern Javanese regions. Fittings in the sandang walikat forms are made from well selected fragranced sandal wood or cendana wangi. A brass ferrule with zircon stone insertions completes fittings.

Very rare blade form that is broad and rather flat with very well executed base features or perabots, that has the elongated gandik called kebo teki using two kembang kacang or elephant trunk like feature. It has an overall shape or dapor called betok.

Pamor pattern are very well executed in the miring technique and shows horizontal lines called pamor toya mambeg. It is said to prevent the owner�s wealth from deteriorating.

Condition: Very g
ood 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 mid to late 20th century.

Length of blade: 16.5".   Overall length: 12".

Our terms:

Our Pledge:

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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