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(K018)

Keris Jalak Ruwuh Pamor Ron Genduru Surakarta style new Aeng Tong-Tong high quality blade with Madura mahogany scabbard

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This keris shows the high workmanship of the keris makers of Aeng Tong Tong village in Madura who are direct descendants of the ancient Madura keris makers. More or less uninterrupted this village has been a centre of keris making since the 11th century. The blade of this keris is straight with a strong ada-ada down the middle. The other ricikan details are a simple straight gandhik, a pejetan and a gusen all along the edge of the blade, making this keris dapur Jalak Ruwuh. As usual the straightness of the blade signifies the prayers of the maker that the bearer of this blade be blessed with steadfastness and faith.

Jalak Ruwuh means a Jalak bird building it's nest and this dapur is believed to have the esoteric power to bring love and romance to the bearer. The pattern of damascene is the difficult to make fern leaf ron genduru pattern that is associated with the Mpu's prayers that the bearer of this keris be blessed with the feelings of beauty and peace believed to be represented by the leaves of the fern. This blade is not choosy or particular and the esoteric powers associated with it are suitable to be used by anyone especially those looking for love.

The ganja of this keris is in the sebit rontal style with the elegant downward curve and on the top side there is the tungkakan heel that helps hold the wilah blade in place. The tungkakan is a new invention in Java keris that became popular in the late 19th and early 20th century, especially amongst the Mpu connected or working for the Surakarta palace. The appearance of this feature is testimony to the Mpu's confidence in the quality and beauty of his blade compared to most Aeng Tong Tong blades nowadays that are inferiorly crafted and distressed to fetch a batter price from the gullible market. This keris has no such pretensions.

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It is a well made new keris with the ricikan made according to classic keris knowledge and a testimony that the art and the skills of keris making are still alive in Aeng Tong Tong. As guardian of this honest blade Indostan is pleased to be able to offer the hand in marriage of this keris for the modest dowry of two hundred and fifty pounds.

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