Indonesian Wavy Bladed Keris From Java
AGE: – lIKELY 19TH cENTURY
LENGTH: – 48cm
BLADE LENGTH: – 34cm
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Indonesian Wavy Bladed Keris From Java with a nicely grained wrangka and grip with plain metal mendak. The Javanese smiths when forging a keris practiced basic alchemy, by “marrying” iron from the earth with meteorites from the heavens to forge the blade (pamor), the Javanese word pamor refers to the laminated patterns on the keris blade but also to the raw material used to create the patterns. The word pamor can also refer to the mix or becoming one through the transmutation by fire, The forge in which the keris was made was considered a holy place where they achieved objects of unquestioned power.