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

Keris Coteng Luk 9 Perak.

Keris Coteng Luk 9 Perak – A very rare example of a keris from the southern Thailand region of Patani. Handle in a semi bird form is made of wood and is fully encased with finely repoussed silver in a form that depicts a demonic figurine rather a bird; having fangs, nasal horn, bulging eyes, fingers and feet. Top sheath is made from a single piece of wood, or seiras, called petai belalai woods with the bottom stem having repoussed and plain silver bands.

Sturdy blade with 9 sublime waves and condense pamor patterns arranged in the mlumah technique, having a peak like formations at the base called tunngak semi and an overall pamor of the wos utah or scattered rice variations.

The pamor wos utah is said to enhance the owner's material well being, while the pamor tunggak semi is said to be of the protective nature.

Condition: Very good condition. Aside from minor chip at the top of handle’s silver encasements, and restored tip of the sheath (see pics), 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: 11.5".   Overall length: 16".

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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.

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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