MALAY ART GALLERY'S....House of Keris
Keris Tajong Lurus Pandai Saras 0322.
Keris Tajong Lurus Pandai Saras 0322 - A fine and very rare example of a
form of keris whose origin is from Patani, an area covering the southern tip of
Thailand including Kelantan, northern Malaysia. Its very unique handle, made of
hard woods called kenaung, is finely carved in the form of
The handle had been described by writers from the west as a kingfisher. Although it does resemble a bird, closer look at the handle shows it to be more of a "demonic" figurine. Its wide eyes and long beak has a kingfisher's resemblance, but the teeth, fangs and beard which are carved in full details, shows otherwise.
The top sheath is made from very well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains and the bottom stem is made of angsena wood with tiger's stripe grains. A plain silver allloy pendoko or ferrule completes fittings.
The straight and very sturdy blade is long and typical of the region's styles. Having a prominent triangular spine or "tulang" in Malay and very well executed base features or perabots. It has an overall shape or dapor is called pandai saras in Malay.
Pamor patterns are in the arrangements are of the miring technique of the adeg or standing variation.
Condition: Aside from restored top sheath, 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 the early 19th century.
Length of blade: 17". Overall length: 22.5".
Price:- US$970 excluding shipping.
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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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