15 luk keris from Bali.
Beautiful, large 15 luk (curve) keris from Bali (Indonesia) which has a clear pamor (damask like pattern). A keris with 15 curves is very rare.
This is caused by the technique of forging various types of iron in layers by the Empu (traditional keris blacksmith).
The name of this pamor is Beras Wutah (freely translated dispensed rice), a much loved and precious pamor motif that is said to have a positive power, to be good for the family, health, safety and income. (Source: Pamor atlas: EAN van Veenendaal.
The Keris is in a beautiful wooden Beblatungan sheath carved from precious Kayu Timaha Pelet (wood with clear drawing in the grain). It is believed that this wood species brings good luck and is only used for special kerisses).
The wooden grip of the type Bobondolan (only found in Bali and Lombok kerisses) is carved from the beautiful Timaha Pelet. The gandar (tail of the sheath) is enclosed by a beautifully decorated Pendock (over sheath) and the whole is complimented with a mendak (ring between the grip and the keris itself).
The length of the keris blade itself is 43 cm, the length of the entire keris is 67 cm.
- Total nr of items
- 15 luk Balinese Keris / Bali Kris
- Indigenous object name
- Region/ country
- Bali, Indonesia
- Damascus steel/iron, Iron, Wood
- 2nd half 20th century
- Sold with stand
- 67×20×3 cm