An East Javanese Keris Solo, with 17th century blade.
An East Javanese Keris, with 17th century blade.
Umur (age): From the Regency of Tuban.
Asal (origin): Surakarta
The Keris with a straight hand forged Wilah (blade), consists of Pamor steel forged in different layers of iron (pattern type: ‘Kulit Semangka’). Dapur in ‘Tilam Upih’ shape. With engraved ‘Semar’. Small gilded Mendak (cuff) of ‘Solo Parijoto’ type, between hilt and blade. Ukiran (Keris hilt) in ‘Yudo Winatan’ shape, and carved from Kemuning wood. Warangka (sheath) of ‘Ladrang Capu’ type (‘boat’ shaped) and also made from Kemuning wood patiently carved by hand. Gandar (body) (body) with smooth silver plated Pendok (cover), Bunton with East Javanese slender details.
Length of the blade, including ‘Pesi’ (tang of the blade): 34.3 cm. (1x)
Note 1: The official history of Tuban began in the Majapahit era in the 13th century. There was once an important ceremony when the king of Majapahit crowned Ronggolawe as the principal of the Tuban region. It was held on 12 November 1293 and that date has become the anniversary of Tuban, making it more ancient than Surabaya.
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