A ceremonial Javanese Keris Sajen.

Lot number

82

Estimated price

50
80

Description

A ceremonial Javanese Keris Sajen.

Umur (age): Kamardikan.

Keris with hand forged ‘3 Luk’ waved Wilah (blade), consists of Pamor steel forged in different layers of iron (pattern type: ‘Sanak’), features the Dapur ‘Sajen’. (Sajen means ‘offerings’ in Javanese). The hilt inseparably attached to the iron blade and shaped in the form of an ancestor figure. Warangka (sheath) and Gandar (body) of ‘Sandang Walikat’ type and patiently carved by hand from one piece of Kayu Ambon wood.

Length of the blade, including ‘Pesi’ (tang of the blade): 32.1 cm. (1x)

Note 1: Keris Sajen made to serve as ritual tools. On special occasions, such as important ceremonies, a Keris Sajen is placed in the center of a plate with ritual offerings. In this way, the Keris Sajen is supposed to function as a powerful medium for communication with the spirit world and the higher celestial realms. After the ritual ceremony is over, the Keris Sajen is buried under the ground. It goes without saying, that the many centuries the Keris Sajen has remained under the earth, it has absorbed an enormous amount of mystical energies dwelling in the area. Obviously, the Keris Sajen has thereby acquired immense magical powers. Hence, the true value of these type of Kerises Sajen is priceless, both historically (due to its age) and spiritually (considering the abundance of esoteric energies residing within the blade). And thus, this Keris can be appreciated as an ancient artifact as well as a sacred heirloom.

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