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Keris Minang Kabau Lurus Bahari Dwi Warna.

Keris Minang Kabau Lurus Bahari Dwi Warna – A good and rare example of a keris from the Sumatran region of Minang Kabau. Handle in the Jawa demam form is made of elephant ivory with a repoussed white metals pendoko or ferrule. Top sheath is made of well selected kemuning woods with the bottom fully encased with finely repoussed silver, having different motifs at the front and back.

Rather slim blade, is very sturdy with thick spine. It is straight and slim, and has an overall shape or dapor called bahari in Malay. The base features or perabots are also very similar to the executioner’s keris or keris penyalang, and it’s shorter cousin, the keris anak alang. All are said to be for status wear.

Pattern welded blade with one side of the blade having pamor arranged in the miring technique, and of the adeg or standing variations, and the other side using the other mlumah technique of the wos utah or scattered rice variations. With two pamor patterns, it is also called dwi warna or twin colored. The blade is also well tempered and shown from the darker shade at the top half of the blade.

Condition: Very good condition
. Aside from minor hairline cracks at the ivory hilt, 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 early 19th century.

Length of blade: 12.2".   Overall length: 16.2".

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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