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

Keris Bugis Riau Luk 9 Perak 1011a.

Keris Bugis Riau Luk 9 Perak 1011a A very good and rare example of a keris from the southern Sumatran region of Malay Riau Lingga. Handle in typical pistol grip or kerdas form and top sheath in the square tebeng forms, are made from very well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains. Bottom stem is fully encased with finely repoussed silver with flowing floral motifs at the front and geometrical motifs at the back.

Thick and very blade with 9 sublime luks or waves and well executed base features or perabots, has an overall shape or dapor called sempana(?) in Javanese.

Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique with an overall pamor wos uath or scattered rice. The presence of few shades of black and white metals shows good selection of different metals used.

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 early 19th century blade with newly made fittings.

Length of blade: 14.5".   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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