MALAY ART GALLERY'S....House of  Keris

Keris Anak Alang Riau Ulu Crystal 0822.

Keris Anak Alang Riau Ulu Crystal 0822 - A rare form of long kris called the keris anak alang from southern Sumatran regions of Riau Lingga. Handle in the typical tapak kuda or horse hoof form, is made from natural clear rock crystal. The top sheath or sampir in Malay, is in the crescent moon or sabit bulan form, and is made of very well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. Bottom stem or gandar is made of woods and is fully encased with finely repoussed silver having different motifs at the front and back. A silver pendoko or ferrule completes the fittings. 

 Long and slim blade, is thick and very sturdy, and has all the typical characteristics of a keris anak alang, with the fretworks or grenengs, and a small circular depression at the gandik.
Pamor patterns are not contrasting but shows forging in the miring technique with vertical line formations the called pamor adeg or standing pamor.

This keris anak alang shares many similarities with it's longer cousin the keris panjang penyalang, which are reserved for status wear, and also for execution with the latter.

Condition: 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, with newly made hilt.

Length of blade: 14".   Overall length: 19.5".

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We are confident that you will be satisfied with this item and we guarantee it to be materially as presented. However, if the item does meet your expectations, it may be returned within 7 days of receipt for a complete refund of the purchased price, less the shipping cost, provided the item is returned in its original condition.

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