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

Keris Coteng Luk 7 Perak Topengan.

Keris Coteng Luk 7 Perak Topengan – A very rare example of a keris from the southern Thailand regions of Patani. Unique form of handle is made of wood and is fully encased with finely repoussed silver in a bird like figurine called the coteng. Wooden sheath is made from a single piece of wood or seiras. The bottom stem is encased with repoussed silver bands having a face at the top panel called topengan.

Slender blade with 7 sublime waves or luks is typical of the region’s styles.

Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique and are of the kulit semangko or melon skin variation. It is said to enhance the owner’s popularity.

Condition: Very good condition. Aside from minor hairline cracks at the hilt and wooden sheath, rest is all in 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.

Length of blade: 11.8".   Overall length: 15.5".

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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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