Keris Megantara Luk 7

This Megantara luk 7 is a contemporary keris (kamardikan) based on the dapur Megantara from the tangguh Mataram era (late 16th – early 18th century). The blade has seven waves, or luk, symbolising leadership and authority. The symbolic meaning of these 7 luks also stands for convincing speech, which leads to improvement of one’s social communication skills and general negotiation skills.

Keris Kamardikan with Dapur Megantoro and Pamor Keleng

There is no pamor pattern visible on the blade of this keris Megantara luk 7; this plain and natural condition of the blade is called ‘pamor Kêlêng‘. Pamor Kêlêng is said to possess mystical powers that can enrich a person with the virtue of skillful speech. Hence, the esoteric aspects of pamor Kêlêng fit perfectly well with the magical powers ascribed to the dapur Megantara.

Contemporary keris Megantoro with 7 luk

Without a pamor motif, the attention is immediately drawn to the high level of detail of the ricikan elements; the blade features a lambe gajahron dhosraweyanada-ada, and a tiny buntut. The blade of this keris Megantara luk 7 has a total length of 36 cm (or 43 cm if one includes the peksi).

Keris Kamardikan Mataram Mutrani with Dapur Megantoro and Pamor Keleng

Dapur: Megantara luk 7

Pamor: Kêlêng

Warangka: Ladrang Solo carved from Trembala wood

Tangguh: Mataram Mutrani (Kamardikan)

Hilt: Tayuman Putrikinurung

Keris Megantoro with Pamor Keleng
 

View this keris in our store here: Keris Megantara Luk 7

 

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