MALAY ART GALLERY'S....House of Keris
Keris Coteng Thailand Luk7 0721.
Keris Coteng Thailand Luk7 0721 � A extremely rare example of a keris called the coteng from the southern Thailand region of Yala, Songkla or Narathiwat. Wooden handle is finely carved in a bird like form typical of the coteng�s styles, depicting not a bird, but more of a squatting figurine, with long nasal horn, teeth and fangs, with the rather abstract finger postures at the front that has it roots in Buddhism. The newly made sheath is made from well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains having fine line carvings along the front edges of the top sheath.
Rather short and sturdy blade with 7 waves or luks, and the base feature or perabots using the kembang kacang nguku bima, or bima claw.
Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique and are of the kulit semangko or melon skin variation. It is said to enhance the owner�s popularity.
The blade is also well tempered as shown from the darker shades on the top quarter of the blade.
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 18th century, with newly made sheath.
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Shipment by air courier. Shipments by reliably known Federal Express. Depending on destination, please allow a maximum of 5 working days for safe delivery time. Other cheaper forms of delivery are available through Speedpost, an arm of the postal service here. Do not hesitate to e-mail for details.
To the U.S.A, present rates are at US$35.00 per kilogram by FedEx (3 days) and Speedpost are at US$24.00 per kilogram (10 days). Other destinations please do inquire.
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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