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Keris Minang Kabau Lurus Sogokan 0918.
Keris Minang Kabau Lurus
Sogokan 0918 – Very good and rare example
of a short keris from the Sumatran region of Minang Kabau. Handle in the kerdas or
pistol grip form and top sheath in the typical Minang Kabau, buffalo horn
influenced form, are made from very well selected kemuning woods with
flashing grains. Bottom stem is made of angsana woods with a brass
ferrule or pendoko completing the fittings.
Rather short but very sturdy straight or lurus blade with well executed base features or perabots, having deep base fullers or sogokan, and thick prominent spine.
At the top of the ganjar or cross pieces, two animal figurines are seen, with minute remains of gold inlays.
With the short nature of the blade and the matriarchy system practice in the region, strongly suggest a status feminine use.
Pamor patterns are condense, and are arranged in the mlumah technique of the wos utah or scattered rice variations which 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 19th century.
Length of blade: 10.5".
Overall length: 13.5".
Price:- US$430 excluding shipping.
Buyer will pre-pay, plus shipping and insurance (optional), which will be calculated upon receipt of address.
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To the U.S.A, present rates are at US$35.00 per kilogram by FedEx (3 days) and Speedpost are at US$24.00 per kilogram (10 days). Other destinations please do inquire.
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