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

Keris Patani Lurus Carita Tulang Bulat.

Keris Patani Lurus Carita Tulang Bulat –  A very good and rare example of a keris from northern Malaysian peninsular region of Patani, also encompassing the southern Thailand region of Songkla, Narathiwat etc. Handle in the kerdas form and the top sheath is are made of very well selected ketengga woods with natural flashing and contrastinjg grains. The bottom stem made of angsena woods with tiger’s stripe grains, with a thick well repoussed brass ferrule or pendongko to complete the fittings.

  Very long and sturdy blade with thick and prominent circular spine, or tulang bulat in Malay. The very well executed base features or perabots, has an overall shape or dapor called carita in Malay.

 Pamor patterns are condense, and are arranged in the mlumah  technique with an overall pattern called wos utah, or scattered rice. The base of the blade is showing homogenous characteristics that is called pamor miang in Malay.
 The blade is also very well tempered or nyepuh, as seen from the darker shade of the blade stretching a long way down the blade.
  The pamor wos utah  is said to enhance the owner’s material well being, while the homogenous pamor miang is said to protect the owner.

Condition: Very good condition. Aside from minor chip at the tip of the hilt, rest is all in 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 early to middle 19th century.

Length of blade: 17".   Overall length: 22.5".

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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