MALAY ART GALLERY'S....House of Keris
Keris Melayu Debek (Betok) Dwi Warna.
Keris Melayu Debek (Betok) Dwi Warna – A rare
example of a keris from the northern Malaysian peninsular states of Terrenganu.
Handle in the anak ayam teleng form is well made and with hard kenaung
woods. Top sheath is made of well selected kemuning woods with flashing
grains. A repousse brass ferrule or pendoko completes fittings.
Broad blade is typical of the form called debek in Malay or betok in Javanese. The base of the Blade has an elongated belalai gajah and called akuk tinggi, or kebo teki in Javanese.
Pamor patterns are arranged in the miring technique, and has a semi circular pattern at the base called batu lapak. Above it are well arranged and complicated pamor patterns called unthuk banyu. With two pamor patterns, it is also called dwi warna or bi colored.
The pamor batu lapak is said to protect the owner in times of chaos, while the pamor unthuk banyu is said to enhance the owner’s popularity.
Condition: Very good condition. Aside from minor edge wears, 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 early 18th century blade with mid 20th century fittings.
Length of blade: 11.2". Overall length: 15.5".
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To the U.S.A, present rates are at US$32.00 per kilogram by FedEx (3 days) and Speedpost are at US$22.00 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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