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Keris Melayu Anak Alang 0516.

Keris Melayu Anak Alang 0516 -A very good and rare example of a keris from the southern Sumatran regions of Palembang. Handle in the regional variant of a relief human figurine form, is made from hard kemuning wood and fitted with a well repoused silver alloy ferrule or pendoko. Top sheath in the sabit bulan or crescent moon form is also made from very well selected kemuning woods, with the bottom stem made of angsena woods having repoussed brass panels.

Thick, and very sturdy blade with swollen base and rather slim, has an overall shape or dapor called anak alang. Slim with minute and very well executed base features or perabots, it has strong similarities with its longer “cousin’ the keris panjang or executioner’s keris, and its shortest “cousin”, the keris bahari.

Pamor patterns are arranged in the miring and are of the adeg or standing variations which is mystically believed to be able to protect the owner from natural mishaps.

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 mid to late 19th century.

Length of blade: 17".   Overall length: 21.5".

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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.

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