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

Keris Bali Luk 3 Buntil Mayit 0712.

Keris Bali Luk 3 Buntil Mayit 0712 A very rare example of a keris from the island of Bali. Handle is the typical Balinese bebondolan form is made of well selected pelet woods having well repoussed silver panels with gemstone insets. The sheath in the gayaman form is also made with well selected pelet woods, with a silver ferrule or mendak with colored glass insets.

Very long and sturdy blade with the 3 waves or luks located at the tip, and has an overall shape or dapor called dhamar murub, or flame. The base cross piece is made one piece with the blade and is called ganjar seiras.
Pamor pattern shows diagonal or twisting formations called buntil mayit, or death shroud. Rare pamor, and is said to be suited for military personals with high ranking, and is a choosy pamor.

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.

Length of blade: 18.5".   Overall length: 24.5".

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Our Pledge:

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.

We advise interested buyers to please feel free without any obligations, to ask for more information or pictures of the items interested. We are also open to any comments on our item's descriptions.

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