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

Parang Sumba 1215.

Parang Sumba 1215 - Very good and rare example of a short sword or golok from the island of Sumba. More famous for its komodo dragons (large lizard), the hilt is made of wood and is in the form a human figurine riding atop the wooden horse top sheath.

Very sturdy single sharp edge blade having a broad tip;- a characteristics of a golok. Note that the base of the blade is deliberately blunt about a few inches, which can assists in usage.

Pamor patterns are not contrasting but shows forging in the mlumah technique and is of the wos tah or scattered rice variations.

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 late 19th early 2th century.

Length of blade: 14".   Overall length: 24".

Price:- US$350 excluding shipping.

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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.

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