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

Keris Jawa Solo Lurus Jalak Ladrangan Seiras.

Keris Jawa Solo Lurus Jalak Ladrangan Seiras - Another 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 with colored glass insertions completes fittings.

Sturdy straight or lurus blade, with well executed base features or perabots that uses the nguku bima or bima’s claw instead of the usual kembang kacang or elephant’s trunk like features. It has an overall shape or dapor called jalak ngore(?).

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 has some unplanned pamor tiban that has mystical references.

The pamor kulit semangko is said to enhance the owner’s popularity, while the unplanned pamor tibans are of the protective nature.

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 the middle 18th century blade with late 19th century fittings and new ferrule.

Length of blade: 14".   Overall length: 19".

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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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