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

Keris Bugis Riau Lingga Luk 9 0912.

Keris Bugis Riau Lingga Luk 9 0912 A fine example of a keris from the southern Sumatran region of Riau Lingga. Handle in the pistol grip or kerdas form is made from hard kemuning woods having a thick filigree brass ferrule or pendoko. Broad top sheath is made from very well selected kemuning woods with flashing with the bottom stem made from angsana woods with tiger stripe grains.

Longer than usual and very sturdy blade with 9 waves or luks having well executed base features or perabots with a hexagonal cross sectioned blade showing its strong Bugis influences.

Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique showing an overall pamor wos utah or scattered rice and unplanned pamot tiban with a peak like formation at the base called ujung gunung.

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 early to middle 19th century.

Length of blade: 15".   Overall length: 18".

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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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