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

Keris Minang Kabau Lurus Ulu Gading 710.

Keris Minang Kabau Lurus Ulu Gading 710 – Very good and rather rare example of a keris from the Sumatran regions of Minang Kabau. Handle in the typical Minang Kabau’s version of the jawa demam, is made from elephant ivory. Top sheath is made from well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains. Bottom stem is made of angsana woods having finely repoussed silver panels with floral motifs at the front and checkered motifs at the back. A finely repoussed silver ferrule or pendoko completes fittings.

Straight blade with rather plain base features or perabots, and having the rare gandik kebotekan;- fretwork incisions at the blunt side of the base.

Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique showing a peak like formation at the base called nunggak semi, and contouring patterns above called pulo tirto or thousand islands.
The pamor nunggak semi is said to enhance the owner’s status while the pamor pulo tirto is said to enhance the owner’s material well being.

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 late 18th early 19th century.

Length of blade: 13".   Overall length: 16".

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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