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

Beladau Sumatra Selatan  0419.

Beladau Sumatra Selatan  0419 - A rare example of a curved dagger from northern Sumatra called the beladau. Handle made of buffalo horn is well carved and sheath made of hard angsana woods having woven rattan bands.

Very sturdy blade with prominent spine and curved with double sharp edges. The belati is also referred to in other regions as the kuku rimau or tiger's claw.

Pamor patterns are arranged in the miring technique of the adeg or standing variation. It is said to protect the owner from natural mishaps.

Condition: Very good condition. Aside from minor edge wears and nicks, all in relatively 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 late 18th century.

Length of blade: 9.5".   Overall length: 15".

Price:- US$300 excluding shipping.

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