MALAY ART GALLERY'S....House of Keris
Keris Sundang Moro Luk 13 1222.
Keris Sundang Moro Luk 13 1222 - A very good example of a long keris from the southern Philippine regions of Mindanao. Handle in the cylindrical form is made of very hard wood, with jute string wrapping at the grip with copper metal bands.
wooden sheath in the sandang walikat form is made from well selected
kemuning woods for the top sheath, and angsana woods for the bottom
Very long and sturdy blade with 13 waves or luks, and prominent spine and double sharp edges, has the base features or perabots very well executed. The metal attachments to reinforce the hilt with the blade is called the baca-baca.
Pamor patterns are not contrasting, which is the norm from the area, due to the non nickel metals used. From the forging lines the arrangements are of the mlumah technique and are of the kulit semangka or melon skin variations, which is said to enhance the owner's popularity.
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, with newly made fittings.
Length of blade: 21.5". Overall length: 27".
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To the U.S.A, present rates are at US$75.00 per kilogram by FedEx (3 days) and Speedpost are at US$44.00 per kilogram (10 days). Other destinations please do inquire.
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