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

Keris Bugis Riau Lingga Luk 9 Nakhoda 0820

Keris Bugis Riau Lingga Luk 9 Nakhoda 0820 �A very rare example of a keris from the southern Sumtran regions of Riau Lingga. Handle in the kerdas or pistol grip form and the larger than usual top sheath in the tebeng form, are made from very well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains. The large sized top sheath is a characteristic of high status wear, and is usually associated to the Captain of a ship. Bottom stem is made of angsena woods with tiger�s stripe grains.

Sturdy blade is with 9 waves or luks and well defined base features or perabots, with an overall shape of dapor called carita.

Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique, showing a peak like formation at the base called pamor ujung gunung, or mountain peak, with the overall pamor wos utah or scattered rice.

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 to late 18th century.

Length of blade: 13.25".   Overall length: 17.5".

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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.

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