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Keris Anak Alang Lurus Sumatra Riau 0119.
Keris Anak Alang Lurus Sumatra Riau
0119 - A rare example of a keris from the southern
Sumatran regions of Riau Lingga. Handle made of buffalo horn is well carved in
the form associated to the horse hoof o tapak kuda. Top sheath made from
well selected kemuning woods is not in the usual sabit bulan or
crescent moon form, with petals protruding from the sides. Bottom stem is made
from hard black woods (ebony), having plain silver bands at laces. A thick
silver ferrule or pendoko completes fittings.
Rather long and very sturdy straight blade, has the base features or perabots very well executed, having altogether 6 ron dhas present at the grenengs. The overall shape or dapor is called anak alang, and it shares many similar characteristics to the longer keris panjang or executioner's keris.
Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique showing a peak like formation at the base called pamor kapit.
The keris anak alang and it similar "cousins" the longer keris panjang, and the shorter keris bahari, are meant for status wear.
Condition: Very good condition. Aside from minor chip at the back of the hilt, rest is all in very good condition.
Age: Krises are traditionally made without any date stampings or engravings of the makers' name. Although a kris smith or "empu" has his own styles configured together with the dapor and especially the ganjar (cross piece). Obvious age wear and tear, usage, familiarity with forms, motifs and designs, origin and history, mediums and materials used are our guidelines in determining an approximate age. This particular piece, from our experience and knowledge, should go back to the late 19th century.
Length of blade: 15". Overall length: 21.5".
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