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

Keris Melayu Bugis Riau Luk 9 0421.

Keris Melayu Bugis Riau Luk 9 0421 A very good example of a keris from the southern Sumatran region of Riau Lingga. The hilt is typical of the region, and is in the form called the kerdas in Malay, and made from very well selected  ketengga woods with contrasting grains, having a silver ferrule or pendoko missing a couple or petals Top sheath or sampir in Malay, is in the tebeng styles and is made from very well selected kemuning woods with very good grains. Wooden bottom stem is made of angsana and is encased with plain base silver tip.

Thick and very sturdy blade with 9 luks or waves, and very well executed base features or perabots, having an overall shape or dapor called carita in Malay.

Pamor patterns are very condense, and are arranged in the mlumah technique of the pamor wos utah or scattered rice variation, which is said to enhance the owner's material well being.

Condition: Very good condition. Silver ferrule missing a couple of petals.

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 18th century.

Length of blade: 13.75".   Overall length: 16.25".

Price:- US$650 excluding shipping.

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