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Keris Minang Kabau Lurus Ulu Tandok 0514
Keris Minang Kabau Lurus Ulu Tandok
0514 - A very good example of a 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, with the
bottom stem made of angsana woods. A well repoussed silver ferrule or
pendoko completes fittings.
Long and very sturdy straight or lurus blade, with prominent spine or tulang in Malay, and perabots or base features that are deeply executed.
Pamor patterns are condense and showing few shades of white and black metals suggesting more metal variation used. Arranged in the mlumah technique and are 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: 16". Overall length: 20.5
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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.
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.
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