Indonesian Antique Straight Bladed Lombok Keris
AGE: – 19th century
CONDITION: – Blade slightly damaged on edges near blade tip, 4 stones missing on Mendek
LENGTH: – 61cm
BLADE LENGTH:– 49cm
GRIP: – 12cm
#160 – PRICE: CONTACT
This Indonesian Antique Straight Bladed Lombok Keris is a traditional style from the Lombok area, a small island located in Indonesia’s West Nusa Tenggara province close to Bali. The wooden grip on this keris has a band of animal hair interwoven with natural plant fibre, leaving the top and bottom of the wood exposed.
Four ruby-coloured stones are missing on the Mendek (ring below the grip). The waranka (sheath) is made of a natural light and dark-grained wood colour. The sheath is unpolished and possibly had an out covering of metal at one time.
The art of laying out the nickel by the smiths is extremely important, this is what gives the keris its special unique beauty and meaning. The blade on this keris has a thick medial ridge to both sides. There is slight damage to the edge of the blade near the tip.
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