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

Keris Minangkabau Bahari Ulu Fosil Garham 0113.

Keris Minangkabau Bahari Ulu Fosil Garham 0113 – Rare example of a keris from the Sumatran region of Minang Kabau. Handle in the typical Minangkabau’s version of the Jawa demam, is made from the rare fossilized mammoth molar or graham gajah. Top sheath is made of kemuning woods with the bottom stem of angsana and a flaring bottom tip. A well rerpoussed silver alloy pendoko or ferrule completes fittings.

Very sturdy straight blade with very well executed base features or perabots, has an overall shape or dapor called bahari. It shares strong similarities with its two other longer cousins; the keris panjang (executioner’s keris) and the keris anak alang.

Pamor patterns are not contrasting as it is the norm of the region not to use contrasting nickel metals, and from the forging lines, the technique is miring of the adeg or standing variations. The blade is also very well tempered or nyepuh, and is seen from the darker shades of the blade.

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 middle 19th century.

Length of blade: 9".   Overall length: 12.5".

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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.

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.

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