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

Keris Bali Luk 9 Perak 0713.

Keris Bali Luk 9 Perak 0713 - A very good example of a keris from the island of Bali with the handle and top sheath made from very well selected pelet woods with natural contrasting grains. Bottom stem is also made of pelet woods, and is fully encased with finely repoussed silver at the back, and the front top and bottom tip, exposing the pelet woods at the front. A silver ferrule or mendak studded with blood red garnet stones completes fittings.

Sturdy blade with 11 waves or luks has well executed base features or  perabots that is deep and typical of the Balinese styles.
 Pamor pattern are condense and are arranged in the mlumah technique, and are of the kulit semangka or melon's skin variations. It is said to enhance the owner's popularity.

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: 17".   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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