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

Keris Bugis Riau Luk 5 Ganjar Serias 0517.

Keris Bugis Riau Luk 5 Ganjar Serias 0517 - A very good and rare example of a keris from the southern Sumatran region of Riau Lingga. Handle in the typical Bugis pistol grip or kerdas form, has added carvings at the front. The top sheath in the square tebeng form is made from very well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains. A well repoussed brass pendoko or ferrule completes fittings.

Sturdy blade with 5 waves or luks having the base cross piece or ganjar made one with the blade and is called ganjar seiras.

Pamor patterns are condense and are arranged in the mlumah technique having a peak like formation at the base called nunggak semi, and above it are circular formations called bendo sagado. The pamor is said to enhance the owner's status.

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 late 18th century.

Length of blade: 13".   Overall length: 16.5".

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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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