MALAY ART GALLERY'S....House of Keris
Keris Panjang Lurus Riau Lingga 709.
Keris Panjang Lurus Riau Lingga 709 – A rare example of a long keris from
the Sumatran region of Riau Lingga. Handle in the tapak kuda
or horse hoof’s form is made of hard dark woods, with the top sheath in the
sabit bulan or crescent moon form. The bottom stem or gandar is
encase with a plain silver at the top and silver rings along the base with a
horn bottom tip in the patat lipas or roaches back form.
Very long and slim, but very sturdy straight blade with well executed base features of perabots typical of the keris panjang.
Use for execution by thrusting the blade into the left shoulder downwards towards the heart. It is said to be bloodless.
Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique of the wos utah or scattered rice variations.
The pamor wos utah is said to enhance the owner’s material well being, and the keris panjang is reserved for high status wear.
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 late 19th century.
Length of blade: 21". Overall length: 27".
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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