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

Keris Bugis Riau Luk 9 Perak 0112.

Keris Bugis Riau Luk 9 Perak 0112 Very good example of a keris from the southern Sumatran islands of Riau Lingga. Handle in the pistol grip or kerdas form and top sheath in the typical Bugis square tebeng form, are made from well selected kemuning woods. Bottom stem or batang in Malay is encased with well repoussed silver stem cover or pendok.

Sturdy blade is rather short with 9 waves or luks and well executed base features or perabots with strong Bugis influences.

Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique showing an overall pamor wos utah or scattered rice which is said to enhance the owners material well being.

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 early 19th century.

Length of blade: 13".   Overall length: 16".

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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.

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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