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Keris Minang Kabau Luk 9 Ulu Tandok Rusa 0411.
Keris Minang Kabau Luk 9 Ulu Tandok Rusa 0411 –A
very good example of a rather short keris from the Sumatran region of Minang
Kabau. Handle in the jawa demam form is made from the less common white
deer horn or tandok rusa putih. The top sheath is made of well selected
kemuning woods with flashing grains. Bottom stem is encased finely
repoussed silver having floral motifs at the front and circumference motifs at
the back. A well repoussed silver alloy ferrule or pendoko completes
Very sturdy blade with 3 waves or luks and perabots or base features that are complete and deeply executed sogokans or base fullers.
Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique and are of the wos utah or scattered rice variations. The pamor wos utah is said to enhance the owner’s material well being.
The short nature of the blade is usually meant for feminine use, and coming from the region of Minang Kabau which practices a matriarchy system, the piece was probably meant for a noble matriarch.
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 early 19th century.
Length of blade: 11.5". Overall length: 16".
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