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

Keris Bugis Riau Luk 9 Carita 1019.

Keris Bugis Riau Luk 9 Carita 1019 - A very good example of a keris from the southern Sumatran regions of Riau Lingga. Finely carved handle in the jawa demam form is made with hard kemuning woods having a pierced through silver ferrule or pendoko. Top sheath in the typical Bugis square tebeng forms is made from well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains, with the bottom stem made of angsana woods with tiger's stripe grains.

Thick and very sturdy blade with 9 waves or luks and very well executed base features, and an overall shape or dapor called carita in Javanese.

Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique of the kulit semangko or melon's skin pamor, which 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 late 19th century.

Length of blade: 13".   Overall length: 17.5".

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Our Pledge:

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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