A Keris Yogya, with 14th century blade.

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A Keris Yogya, with 14th century blade.

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

The Keris with a hand forged ‘3 Luk’ waved Wilah (blade), consists of Pamor steel forged in different layers of iron (pattern type: ‘Pulau Tirto’ = Islands’). Dapur in ‘Pandawa Ganja Wilut’ (= Elephant trunk shape). Gilded Mendak (cuff) of ‘old Bejen’ type, between hilt and blade. Ukiran (Keris hilt) in ‘Nunggak Semi’ shape and carved from Teak wood. Warangka (sheath) of ‘Branggah / Taman Ngabehan’ type (‘boat’ shaped) and also made from Teak wood patiently carved by hand. Gandar (body) (body) with nickel Pendok (cover), the smooth Button with Tombak. The silver gilded Slorok decorated with ‘Semen Garuda’ pattern and on the back coat of arms of ‘HB9’.

Length of the blade, including ‘Pesi’ (tang of the blade): 41 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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