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Keris Minang Kabau Anak Alang Tandok Ukiran 0322.

Keris Minang Kabau Anak Alang Tandok Ukiran 0322 - A very good and very rare example of a form of keris from Minang Kabau, Sumatra. Handle in the jawa demam form and top sheath are made from buffalo horn and is deeply carved with minute pierced through works. Bottom stem is made of ebony woods having brass and silver rings bands with a horn bottom tip.

Long, slim and sturdy blade with slightly swollen mid rib, and well executed base features or perabots typical of the keris anak alang forms. It shares strong similarities with its longer cousin the executioner's keris panjang, and the smaller keris bahari.

Pamor patterns are not contrasting, which is the norm from the area, due to the non nickel metals used. From the forging lines the arrangements are of the mlumah technique and are of the wos utah or scattered rice variations.

Condition: Aside from minor chip at the tip of hilt, 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 19th century.

Length of blade: 13.5".   Overall length: 18".





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