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

Keris Bugis Riau Lingga Luk 5 Unthuk Banyu 0119.

Keris Bugis Riau Lingga Luk 5 Unthuk Banyu 0119 - A very good and rare example of a keris from the southern Sumatran regions of Bugis Riau Lingga. Handle in the typical Bugis pistol grip or kerdas form, is very finely and deeply carved from hardwoods. Top sheath or sampir is made from well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains. Bottom stem is made from angsena woods with a kemuning bottom tp or buntut. A pierced through silver pendoko or ferrule completes fittings.

Very sturdy blade with five meandering eaves or luks and prominent spine. Base features or perabot are well executed and has an overall shape or dapor called Hanuman in Javanese.

Pamor patterns are arranged in the miring technique of the unthuk banyu or water bubbles variation.

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: 14.5".   Overall length: 18".

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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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