7 luk Keris Ganesha from Bali.
Unique 7 luk (bend) keris Ganesha originating from Bali (Indonesia), with a Ganesha (elephant god) forged in the leaf.
This keris still has a visible pamor (damast-like pattern). This is caused by the technique of forging various types of iron in layers by the Empu (traditional keris blacksmith).
But what makes this keris very special is the Ganesha that is forged in the blade.
Ganesha is the Hindu elephant God (son of Shiva and Parvati) and is still very important in Balinese culture. There are whole temples dedicated to Ganesha.
The keris is in a beautiful wooden Beblatungan sheath carved in a precious hardwood. The gandar (end of the sheath) is covered by a beautifully decorated Pendock (over sheath) and the whole is complimented with a mendak (ring between the grip and the keris itself).
The length of the keris blade itself is 24 cm, the length of the entire keris is 39 cm.
- Total nr of items
- 7 luk balinéz Keris GANESHA / Elephant Kris Baliból
- Indigenous object name
- Region/ country
- Bali, Indonesia
- Damascus steel/iron, Fa, Fémötvözet, Vas
- 2nd half 20th century
- Sold with stand
- 39×12×3 cm