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

Keris Bugis Sumbawa Lurus Koro Welang 0516

Keris Bugis Sumbawa Lurus Koro Welang 0516 - A very good and rare example of a keris from eastern Indonesian island of Sumbawa. Finely carved handle in the kerdas or pistol grip form is made from buffalo horn, or tandok kerbau. Top sheath in the square tebeng form is made from well grained dark woods. The bottom stem is made of wood and is fully encased with finely repoussed brass stem cover or pendok.

Long, very sturdy and straight, or lurus blade, with prominent spine, or ada-ada, and doubles fullers, or sogokan, with well executed base features or perabots.

Pamor patterns are rare and condense, and are arranged in the miring technique called pamor koro welang, or striped monkeys. It is said to enhance the owner's status.

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, with newly made fittings.

Length of blade: 15".   Overall length: 19".

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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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