MALAY ART GALLERY'S....House of Keris
Keris Minang Lurus Bahari Sada Saler.
Keris Minang Lurus Bahari Sada Saler – A very good
example of a keris from the Sumatran region of Minang Kabau. Handle in the
jawa demam Minang styles is made of ivory with the top sheath made of
kemuning woods with flashing grains. Bottom stem is fully encased with well
repoussed silver having different motifs at the front and back. A repoussee
silver ferrule or pendoko completes fittings.
Thick and sturdy blade has the base feature or perabots very typical of the keris bahari styles, and is very similar to its longer “cousins” the keris panjang and the keris anak alang, all of which are meant for status wear.
The short nature of the blade is meant for feminine use and coming from Minang Kabau where the matriarchy system is practice; this piece is most probably made for high ranking matriarch.
Pamor patterns are arranged in the miring technique and are of the adeg or standing variations with a prominent pamor line in the middle of the blade called pamor sada saler.
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 19th century.
Length of blade: 10.6". Overall length: 14.5".
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