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

Barong Datuk Moro Philipines 0919.

Barong Datuk Moro Philipines 0919 - A fine example of a machete like weapon called the barong from southern Philippines region of Mindanao. Handle is made of very hard and well rained kemuning wood, finely carved in the relief cockatoo bird form having with pierced through works and flaring tail and head;- features attributed to high status wear or Datuk. Wooden sheath is made from hard sono kling woods with rattan bindings.

Thick and very sturdy blade with a single sharp edge and a swollen mid section having a pointy tip; features typical of the barong.

Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique of the kulit semangko or melon's skin pamor, which is said to enhance the owner's popularity.

Condition: Very good condition.

Age:  Krises and other edge weapons from the region 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 to mid 19th century blade, with late 20th century fittings.

Length of blade: 14.5".   Overall length: 23.5".

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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.

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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