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

Keris Sumbawa Lurus Sepokal Toli-Toli 509.

Keris Sumbawa Lurus Sepokal Toli-Toli A fine and rare example of a keris from the eastern Indonesian island of Sumbawa. Handle in the form of a board like figurine is fully encased with filigree and repoussed silver having ruby eye insets. The sheath is fully encased with finely repoussed silver, having the rope attachment (meant for status wear) at the front called the toil-toli, with low grade red ruby stone insets.

Rather thick and very sturdy blade with an angular profile and plain base features with a flat surface and angled edges. It has an overall shape or dapor called sepokal in Malay.

Pamor patterns are condense and are well arranged in the mlumah technique, with the base showing a peak like formation called pamor ujung gunung, and above it are circular formations called pamor bendo sagado.

The pamor ujung gunung is said to enhance the owners status while the pamor bendo sagado 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 late 19th century.

Length of blade: 11.5".   Overall length: 17.6".

Our terms:

Our Pledge:

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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