A very good example of a keris from the island of Madura. Rare fittings is finely carved from hardwood, with the top sheath in the typical Madura kerang or shell forms, but is finely carved into a three dimensional cockatoo bird.
Sturdy blade is straight or lurus, and having plain base features, it has an overall shape or dapor called tilam upih. Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique, of the kulit semangko or melon’s skin variations, and is said to enhance the owner’s popularity. Condition: Very good condition. Age: Late 19th century. Length of blade: 12". Overall length: 18".
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