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

Keris Minang Kabau Lurus Tikel Alis 1210.

Keris Minang Kabau Lurus Tikel Alis 1210 – A good and rather rare example of a keris from the Sumatran region of Minang Kabau. Handle in the jawa demam form and top sheath are made from well selected kemuning woods, with the bottom stem having plain silver and filigree bands having a patat lipas or cockroaches’ back bottom tip. A thick well repoussed brass alloy ferrule or pendoko completes fittings.

Long and very sturdy blade with rather plain but very well executed base features or perabots that has a very prominent tikel alis.

Pamor patterns are condense and are arranged in the mlumah technique of the wos utah or scattered rice variations. All patterns are unplanned or pamor tiban, and with a good knowledge of pamor patterns one is able to find a few unplanned pamor tiban at the base of the blade.

The pamor wos utah is said to enhance the owner’s material well being, while unplanned pamor tiban are of the protective nature.

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: 14.1".   Overall length: 19.5".

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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