MALAY ART GALLERY'S....House of Keris
Keris Minang Kabau Melayu Luk 3.
Keris Minang Kabau Melayu Luk 3 – Another good and
rare example of a short keris from the southern Malaysian peninsular region of
Negri Sembilan which has strong Minang Kabau influences. Handle in the jawa
demam Minang styles like and the top sheath in the tebeng, are made from very well selected kemuning woods
with flashing grains with the bottom stem made from angsena woods with
tiger's stripe grains. An ebony wooden bottom tip and a well repoussed brass
ferrule or pendoko completes fittings.
Rather short blade, but very sturdy with 3 waves or luks, and very well executed base features or perabots. The short nature of the blade strongly suggest feminine use which is commonly seen from a the Minang Kabau culture that practices the matriarchy system.
Pamor pattern are arranged in the miring technique of the adeg or standing variations. It is said to protect the owner from natural mishaps or from wild animals.
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 middle 19th century.
Length of blade: 8.5". Overall length: 13".
Price:- US$245 excluding shipping.
Buyer will pre-pay, plus shipping and insurance (optional), which will be calculated upon receipt of address.
We accept American Express credit card mail orders and International checks in Singapore dollars, or bank or wire transfers. Please allow a few days for clearance. Items are dispatched only after payments are cleared.
We also accept PayPal, Western Union and other forms of payment maybe accepted, but has to be clarified first.
Shipment by air courier. Shipments by reliably known Federal Express. Depending on destination, please allow a maximum of 5 working days for safe delivery time. Other cheaper forms of delivery are available through Speedpost, an arm of the postal service here. Do not hesitate to e-mail for details.
To the U.S.A, present rates are at US$33.00 per kilogram by FedEx (3 days) and Speedpost are at US$22.00 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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