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

Keris Bugis Sumbawa Lurus Ulu Perak 0622.

Keris Bugis Sumbawa Lurus Ulu Perak 0622 - A very good and rare example of a keris from the eastern Indonesian island of Sumbawa which has the famous Komodo dragon. Handle in the jawa demam form is finely made with feligree and repousse silver having gemstones instes. The top sheath is made from buffalo horn, and has the top with well repoussed silver. Bottom stem is encased with finely repoussed silver alloy panels and bands. A fine filigree silver ferrule or pendoko completes fittings.

Thick and very sturdy blade is straight or lurus, with a prominent spine and shallow fullers flanking, has an angled profile with very well executed perabots or base features having an overall shape or dapor called sepokal in Malay.

Pamor patterns are very condense and are arranged in the mlumah technique of the uler lulut or snake skin variations, which 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 the mid to late 19th century.

Length of blade: 15.5".   Overall length: 19.5".


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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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