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Old 19th January 2024, 11:28 AM   #1
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Default Two Keris arrived

Hi All, after being lost in the post with DHL. They finally arrived two Keris Surakarta Ladrang. The one with the gold/ gilded selut the warangka is sadly missing the angkup and damage to the kruwingan. I am not sure if this pamor is called Uler Lulut. The other keris with adeg ramput pamor if I am correct. These Keris were brought to the Netherlands in 1912 when a grand uncle a pendita returned home. As was written to me by the seller.
The blades are really clean and the keris with the selut has these indentations that might be called thumb prints. But also make me think of hammer marks made by the empu.

What do the experts think of these two Keris? I am surprised by the quality of the selut. The Ukiran is fixed with human hair as I found out while taking it off.
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Old 20th January 2024, 09:58 AM   #2
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In my view these are nice old krises as we often see in the Netherlands, probably brought back to the NL in 1947. The blades themselves may be older.

The ukinrans are very nice indeed .

They certainly would benefit from restoration. There are several people in the Netherlands who would be able to restore the wood and just a couple who would be able to buy a new " dress" and make it to fit. Also there are several people with the ability to apply warangan and revel the pamor in all it beauty. Well done!
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jawa, keris, ladrang

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