An East Javanese Keris Solo, with 17th century blade.
An East Javanese Keris, with 17th century blade.
Umur (age): From the Sultanate of Mataram Senopaten.
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: ‘Melati Rinonce’, almost worn away’). Dapur in ‘Kikik’ shape. Small copper gilded Mendak (cuff) of ‘Meniran’ type, between hilt and blade. Ukiran (Keris hilt) in ‘Jejeran Yudo Winatan’ shape, and carved from Tayuman wood. Warangka (sheath) of ‘Ladrang Ksatriyan Iras’ type (‘boat’ shaped) and made from Cemara Gunung wood patiently carved by hand. Gandar (body) (body) with brass Pendok (cover), Blewah in Tombak.
Length of the blade, including ‘Pesi’ (tang of the blade): 41 cm. (1x)
Note 1: The Sultanate of Mataram was the last major independent Javanese kingdom on Java before the Dutch colonized this island. It was the dominant political force radiating from the interior Central Java from the late 16th century until the beginning of the 18th century. Mataram reached its peak of power during the reign of Sultan Agung Hanyokrokusumo (c. 1613-1645), and began to decline after his death in 1645. By the mid-18th century, Mataram lost both power and territory to the Dutch East India Company (VOC). From there on It became a vassal state of the company by 1749.
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