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

Keris Pedang Bali Pelet Perak 1217.

Keris Pedang Bali Pelet Perak 1217 � Another very rare example of a very long keris from the island of Bali or Lombok called the keris pedang or sword keris. Handle and sheath or wrangka in the typical Balinese gayaman form, are made from well selected pelet woods, with natural contrasting grains that appear due to fungus attack on that particular part of the tree only. Back of the sheath has a gold plated silver embedment over the wood with semi precious red and blue sapphire insets.
Bottom stem or gandar, is encased with finely repoussed silver exposing the woods at the front, but fully encased at the back. A combination of silver (selut) and brass ferrule or mendak with semi precious, red and blue sapphire insets, completes the fittings.

Long and sturdy blade, has the base and ganjar or cross piece made without a gandik (blunt part), and with the sharp edge on both sides of the blade only at the top half where it bends downwards. These features are typical of the shape or dapor, called the keris pedang or sword keris. The perabots or base features also has two holes, pierced through between the ganjar or cross piece and the blade. These features are said depicting Shiva's eyes.

Pamor pattern are arranged in the mlumah technique, of the kulit semangko or melon�s skin. The pamor kulit semangko is said to enhance the owner�s popularity.

Condition: 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 mid to late 19th century blade and wooden fittings, and mid 20th century silver works.

Length of blade: 17".   Overall length: 21.5".

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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.

We advise interested buyers to please feel free without any obligations, to ask for more information or pictures of the items interested. We are also open to any comments on our item's descriptions.

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