AGE: – Antique Blade – Sheath 20th Century
LENGTH: – 65.5cm:
BLADE LENGTH:– 45.5cm
#157 – PRICE: CONTACT
Antique Decoratively Carved Balinese Keris
Antique Decoratively Carved Balinese Keris in near-perfect condition with a nice mix of light and dark wood beautifully carved in the Balinese style. The blade we think is much older with a very nice pamor (pattern in the blade made by forging together the various metals). There is a small crack on the hilt which is barely visible. (see image)
The Keris (kris) is generally believed to have had its origins in Indonesia, it then spread throughout other parts of Asia such as Malaysia, Thailand, and the Philippines. These days the keris (kris) is often worn by men on ceremonial occasions, such as weddings and important events. The keris is often handed down through the generations from father to son and is a precious family heirloom, also seen as a status symbol.
It is believed that the keris blade holds special magic powers which can bring good or bad luck, great importance is placed on the pattern (pamor) on the blade. The grip on this keris is representative of the Hindu God Ganesha.
In Indonesia today there are only a handful of artisans trained in the art of keris making. One of the most famous keris makers was Empu Djeno Harumbradjo, now deceased.