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

Keris Melayu Raiu Luk 5 0415.

Keris Melayu Raiu Luk 5 0415 - Another very good and rare example of a keris from the southern Sumatran regions of Riau Lingga. Hand le and top sheath are made from very well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains. Bottom stem is fully encased with repoussed silver with different motifs at the front and back.

Sturdy blade with 5 luks or waves and a rather plain base features with an overall shape or dapor called Anoman in Javanese.

Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique of the wos utah or scattered rice which is said to enhance the owner's 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 the late 18th century.

Length of blade: 12".   Overall length: 16.5".

Price:- US$550 excluding shipping.

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.

e-mail: keris4u@yahoo.com.sg or a_aljunied@hotmail.com

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