Keris 14 A Javanese wilah (blade) bearing a stunning rendition of pamor
Melati in high contrast material, dhapur is brojol, the blumbangan is boto
adeg, and the garap is neat and harmonious.
The Surakarta sunggingan wrongko bears an alas-alasan motif depicting
animals in a forest, the green kemalo pendok indicates that this keris was
prepared for wear by a penewu, the leader of 1000 men, the yellow base colour
of the sunggingan work indicates the rank of bupati. This could appear to be in
conflict, but it is not, the rank of bupati can apply in one situation, whilst the
designation of penewu could apply in a different situation.
The Surakarta yudowinatan hilt is fitted with a selut set with brilliants, and a
silver kendit mendak set with yakut and mirah.
Blade length 14.9" (377mm) overall length 20.6" (522mm) $370
KERIS LIST 79