Keris Jalak Ngore / Kris from the Majapahit kingdom (1) - Wood, pamor iron - Kris/keris - Java, Indonesia

Description
Keris Jalak Ngore / Kris from the Majapahit kingdom (1) - Wood, pamor iron - Kris/keris - Java, Indonesia
14th century - Good

14th century Majapahit keris Jalak Ngore with pamor Ngulit Semankga.

Keris (Kris) with dapor (name) Jalak Ngore from Surakarta (Solo), Java, Indonesia . Surakarta is one of the Sultan’s cities of Java.

This is a long, very old Keris, from the influential Majapahit kingdom. 13th to 15th century.

Very beautiful keris from Java (Indonesia) with pamor (damask-like pattern). This is obtained by the technique of layering different types of iron by the Empu (traditional keris blacksmith).

This keris was probably forged by an Empu who was connected to the Kraton Yogyakarta (Sultan’s Palace).

The name of the pamor is, in my opinion, Ngulit Semangka.
This pamor is known for its good magical properties, including protection of the carrier and facilitating interaction with people from all kinds of circles (source: pamor atlas, EAN van Veenendaal).

The keris is in a very beautiful wooden sheath of the Ladrang Djogya type (ship model sheath).
The wood has a beautiful, natural, flamed design. Such types of wood are quite rare and valuable and were only used for the best kerisses.
The gandar (tail of the sheath) has a velvet covering at the front and is enclosed by a copper Pendok Blewah (open at the front).

The keris has a very nice wooden Tunggak Semi Yogya grip that is openwork (very rare) and a special mendak with a blue colour (fitting with the sheath).

The keris is in exceptionally good condition given its old age.

The length of the keris blade itself is 34 cm, the length of the entire keris is 47 cm.

Lot details
Total nr of items
1
Object
Keris Jalak Ngore / Kris from the Majapahit kingdom
Indigenous object name
Kris/keris
Region/ country
Java, Indonesia
Material
pamor iron, Wood
Period
14th century
Condition
Good
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
47×20×5 cm
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