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Keris Jawa Lurus Ladrangan Seiras Rojo Gundolo

Keris Jawa Lurus Ladrangan Seiras Rojo Gundolo – A very good example of a keris from the central Javanese regions of Surakarta. Fittings in the ladrangan Solo forms with the hilt made of hard tayuman(?) woods, and the top sheath or wrangka made from very well selected trembalo woods that is made from a single piece of woods, or seiras. Bottom stem is encased with thick plain brass outer stem cover or pendok blewah. A brass ferrule or mendak completes fittings.

Sturdy straight or lurus blade, is rather long for a Javanese, and with plain base features, has an overall shape or dapor called tilam upih.

Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique with an overall pamor kulit semangko or melon’s skin. All patterns are unplanned or pamor tiban, and the base (even a few places at the middle) has an unplanned pamor tiban showing a figurine that is called pamor rojo gundolo.
The pamor kulit semangko is said to enhance the owner’s popularity, while the unplanned pamor rojo gundolo is highly sought after for it is said to be able to use to ward off unwanted or unhealthy spirits.

Condition: Very good condition. Aside from minor crack at the base of hilt and slight restorations at the base of the bottom tip, 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 late 18th century.

Length of blade: 14.1".   Overall length: 18.7".

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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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