MALAY ART GALLERY'S....House of Keris
Belida Flores Ombak Emas.
Belida Flores Ombak Emas – Another very rare example of a sword from the eastern Indonesian island of Flores. Handle is made from bufalo horn and wood with turtle shell side panels and horse hairs profusions. Wooden sheath is made from well selected pelet woods with natural contrasting grains.
Rather longer than the usual goloks, the blade is
thick and very sturdy with single sharp edge and broadening at the top half.
Pamor patterns are arranged in the miring technique with the base having a swirl formation is called qul buntet, and above it are pamor of the ombak emas(?) or golden waves(?) variations. With 2 different pamor arrangements, it is also called dwi warna or bi colored. The pamor qul buntet is highly sought after for its strong protective properties while the pamor ombak emas is said to enhance the owner's status.
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 late 19th century.
Blade length: 21.5”. Overall length: 30.8”.
Price:- US$415 excluding shipping.
Buyer will pre-pay, plus shipping and insurance (optional), which will be calculated upon receipt of address.
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Shipment by air courier. Shipments by reliably known Federal Express. Depending on destination, please allow a maximum of 5 working days for safe delivery time. Other cheaper forms of delivery are available through Speedpost, an arm of the postal service here. Do not hesitate to e-mail for details.
To the U.S.A, present rates are at US$33.00 per kilogram by FedEx (3 days) and Speedpost are at US$24.00 per kilogram (10 days). Other destinations please do inquire.
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 assure buyers of good reliable packing without compensating weight. We are also flexible enough to absorb on some of the extra grams incurred while maintaining good packing.
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