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Sewah Lampung Sumatra Perak 0717.
Sewah Lampung Sumatra Perak 0717 -
Another rare example of a side weapon called the sewah from the southern
Sumatran region of Lampung. Typical handle and sheath forms, are made from hard
well selected kemuning woods, having finely repoussed silver ferrule and
outer stem cover or pendok. The top sheath in a horse like
representation, attributes the piece to Lampung, southern Sumatra.
Thick and very sturdy blade with a slender arcing profile and single sharp edge, it also has the base metok or ferrule made one with the blade. Together with a single sogokan or base fuller, the shape of the blade well represents the characteristics of the sewah.
Pamor patterns are non contrasting as it is the norm of the region not to use contrasting nickle metals. Pattern welded in the mlumah technique of the wos utah or scattered rice variations, which is said to enhance the owner's material well being.
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 early 19th century blade with mid 20th century fittings.
Length of blade: 10.5". Overall length: 15.25".
Price:- US$350 excluding shipping.
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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.
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