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Keris Minang Lurua Bahari Pendok Perak 0514
Keris Minang Lurua Bahari Pendok
Perak 0514 - Rare example of a keris from the
Sumatran region of Minang Kabau. Well carved handle in the typical Minangkabau’s
version of the Jawa demam, and the top sheath or sampir (Malay),
are made of kemuning woods with the bottom stem fully encased with finely
rerpoussed silver having different motifs at the front and back.
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. Very good condition with minor patching at hilt and sheath bottom stem.
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: 9.5". Overall length: 14".
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