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

Keris Lombok Luk 11 Ayat Emas.

Keris Lombok Luk 11 Ayat Emas – Another very good and rare example of a keris form the island of Lombok. Handle in the typical gadoan styles and the top sheath are made from very well selected pelet woods with natural contrasting grains. The bottom stem has the front panel also made from very well selected pelet woods, and has traces of old paint at the back. A silver mendak with low grade gemstones completes fittings.

thick and very sturdy blade with prominent spine and 11 meandering luks or waves, has very well executed and deep perabots with the fullers or sogokans extending to nearly half way up the blade.

The base cross piece or ganjar is made from very dark high carbon metals that have a reference called ganjar wulung. On the ganjar are fine gold koftgari Arabic inscriptions of the invocation “Lailaha illa Allah, Muhammad Rasulu Allah”, i.e: No god but Allah, and Muhammad is his messenger.

Pamor patterns are condense and are arranged in the mlumah technique of the kulit semangko or melon’s skin pamor. This pamor is said to enhance the owner’s popularity.

Condition:
Very good condition.
Aside from part of the gold koftgari inscriptions fallen off, rest is all in 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 late 19th century.

Length of blade: 14".   Overall length: 23.1".

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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