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

Keris Banjarmasin Lurus Puser Bumi.

Keris Banjarmasin Lurus Puser Bumi – A very good and rare example of a keris from the southern Kalimantan region of Banjar Masin. Handle in the typical Banajari style is made of gilded brass studded with intans, or low grade diamonds, and zircon replacements with a small amethyst at the top. Top sheath is made from well selected kemuning woods with tight flashing grains, with the bottom stem made of angsena woods with tiger’s stripe grains, and an ivory bottom tip.

Sturdy straight blade with an angled profile has an overall shape or dapor called sepokal.

Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique of the wos utah or scattered rice variations, with three circular formation in the miring technique at the base middle and top of the blade called pamor puser bumi.

The pamor wos utah is said to enhance the owner’s material well being, while the pamor puser bumi is rare and is sought after for its strong protective properties.

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 middle 19th century.

Length of blade: 11.8".   Overall length: 14.6".

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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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