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Keris Minang Kabau Anak Alang Luk 9 Ganjar Seiras 1209.

Keris Minang Kabau Anak Alang Luk 9 Ganjar Seiras 1209 – Very and rare example of a keris from the Sumatran regions of Minang Kabau. Handle in the jawa demam form is made from ivory, with the top sheath made of kemuning woods n the sabit bulan or crescent moon form. Bottom stem is encased with plain brass bands and a well repoussed silver band in the middle. An ivory bottom tip, and a well repoussed silver alloy/brass ferrule or pendoko completes fittings.

Long, slim, but very sturdy blade with 9 sublime waves or luks, with well executed base features or perabots, and the rare base cross piece made one with the blade, called ganjar seiras, having an overall shape or dapor is called Anak Alang.

Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique of the wos utah or scattered rice variations. The pamor wos utah is said to enhance the owner’s material well being.

Condition: Very good condition. Aside from minor chip on one side of the ivory handle, 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 late 19th century.

Length of blade: 19.2".   Overall length: 23.5".

Our terms:

Our Pledge:

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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