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

Keris Riau Lingga Lurus Wengkon 0411.

Keris Riau Lingga Lurus Wengkon 0411 –A very good and rare example of a keris from the southern Sumatran region of Malay Riau Lingga. Handle in typical pistol grip or kerdas form and top sheath in the square tebeng for, are made from very well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains. Bottom stem is fully encased with finely repoussed silver with floral motifs at the front and only perimeter motifs at the back.

Thick and very sturdy straight or lurus blade, with rather plain base features and prominent “belly” at the mid section, has an overall shape or dapor called jalak tilam upih in Javanese.

Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique with an overall pamor wos uath or scattered rice. The perimeter pamor lines, seen more prominent than the central contouring pamor is called pamor wengkon and is said to protect the owner from general mishaps.

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: 11.3".   Overall length: 14.5".

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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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