Keris 4 A Madura keris of the style associated with the descendants of the Balinese
warriors who attempted an invasion of Madura, but were out-manouvered and were
offered the alternative of becoming the subjects of the Sultan of Sumenep, or his
victims. They settled in the proximity of Sumenep, and their descendants are still
The wilah of this keris carries an excellent rendition of pamor Bonang Sarenteng, a
scarce and powerful pamor that is believed to bring power and respect to the bearer.
The wrongko is a variation of the Balinese Batun Poh form, finely sculpted from an
unknown wood with a strikingly chatoyant grain. An intricately embossed silver
Boma mask is inset to the front of this wrongko, its purpose is to protect the keris
within the wrongko from evil spirits. The heavy solid silver pendok is embossed to
both front and back with a motif of vines and blossoms.
The hilt is an old variation of the Balinese bobondolan form and it is fitted with a
This is a luxuriously dressed keris of a scarce type.
Blade length 14.75" (375mm) overall length 19" (533mm) $790
KERIS LIST 79