MALAY ART GALLERY'S....House of Keris
Keris Jawa Lurus Kebo Teki Trap-Trapan.
Keris Jawa Lurus Kebo Teki Trap-Trapan � A good and
very rare example of a keris from the central Javanese regions. Fittings in the
sandang walikat forms with the handle made from hard darkwoods called
tayuman and the sheath made from a single piece of sandal wood or kayu
cendana without any joints or serias. A brass ferrule with colored
glass insertions completes fittings.
Rare blade form, having a broad leaf shape like form, and the elongated gandik or blunt side of the base, has an overall shape or dapor called kebo teki.
Pamor patterns are very interesting, and has the overall background pamor arranged in the mlumah technique of the wos utah or scattered rice variations. At the base and all along the middle of the blade, there are small circular insertions of the trap-trapan technique called pamor titipan.
The pamor wos utah is said to enhance the owner�s material well being, while the pamor titipan is of the protective nature.
Condition: Very good condition. Aside from minor edge wears, 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 15th century blade with 19th century hilt and 20th century sheath.
Length of blade: 13.5". Overall length: 18.5".
Buyer will pre-pay, plus shipping and insurance (optional), which will be calculated upon receipt of address.
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We also accept PayPal, Western Union and other forms of payment maybe accepted, but has to be clarified first.
Shipment by air courier. Shipments by reliably known Federal Express. Depending on destination, please allow a maximum of 5 working days for safe delivery time. Other cheaper forms of delivery are available through Speedpost, an arm of the postal service here. Do not hesitate to e-mail for details.
To the U.S.A, present rates are at US$32.00 per kilogram by FedEx (3 days) and Speedpost are at US$22.00 per kilogram (10 days). Other destinations please do inquire.
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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