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".

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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