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

Keris Anak Alang Riau Perak.

Keris Anak Alang Riau Perak – A very good and rather rare example of a keris from the southern Sumatran region of Riau Lingga. Handle in the jawa demam form and top sheath in the sabit bulan or crescent moon, are made from well selected kemuning woods. Bottom stem is encased with finely repoussed thick silver stem cover.

Very sturdy straight blade is rather slim, and has features similar to its bigger “cousins” that is the keris panjang or executioner’s keris. The overall form is called the keris anak alang, and like its cousin, is meant for status wear.

Pamor patterns are of the miring technique, and are of the adeg or standing variations. The blade is also well tempered, from the darker shades on the top half of the blade.

Very good condition

Age:  Krises 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 middle 19th century.

Length of blade: 13.5".   Overall length: 18".

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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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