A Javanese Keris Solo, with 14th century blade.

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A Javanese Keris  with 14th century blade.

Umur (age): From the Javanese Hindu Empire of Majapahit.

Asal (origin): Surakarta

The Keris with a hand forged ‘5 Luk’ waved Wilah (blade), consists of Pamor steel forged in different layers of iron (pattern type: ‘Mrambut’). Dapur in ‘Pudak Sategal’ shape. Nickel gilded Mendak (cuff) of ‘Kendit’ type, between hilt and blade. Ukiran (Keris hilt) in ‘Yudo Winatan’ shape, and carved from Tayuman wood. Warangka (sheath) of ‘Ladrang Ksatriyan’ type (‘boat’ shaped) and made from Cemara Gunung wood patiently carved by hand. Gandar (body) (body) with smooth brass Pendok (cover), Blewah in Tombak.

Length of the blade, including ‘Pesi’ (tang of the blade): 39.4 cm. (1x)

Note 1: The period from the thirteenth to the fifteenth century during the reign of the Javanese Hindu empire of Majapahit (1293-1500 CE), is considered the golden age of Indonesian art and culture. Royal artisans from the Majapahit Kingdom produced many masterpieces of art, including various exclusive Kerises and other pusaka (heirloom) treasures.

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