AGE: – 19th – 20th Century
CONSTRUCTION: – Wood and steel
DESCRIPTION: – Javanese Keris|Kris Scorpion Motif Pamor
LENGTH: – 51cm
BLADE LENGTH:– 40cm
Javanese Keris|Kris Scorpion Motif Pamor
Antique wavy Bladed five luk Indonesian Javanese Keris Kris Scorpion Motif chiselled into the blade, housed in timiho wood sheath.
The scorpion chiselled into the pamor is an animal totem which is thought to possess strong spiritual and magical powers and is one of the most influential of all animal totems.
The original possessor of this keris would have believed that the scorpion motif chiselled into the pamor would imbibe all the qualities of the scorpion into his life. Some of the qualities of the scorpion are strong leadership, spirituality, stamina, wisdom and high self esteem.
Another motif is chiselled into the blade but is too worn to identify, looks like a circle (chakra)?
The Javanese and the Balinese believe that the keris/kris has to be be removed slowly and carefully from the sheath whilst holding the tip upwards in a vertical position. The sheath of the keris/kris is considered to be a protective cover in which the keris/kris rests when not in use. The sheath restricts and controls its magical powers.