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

Keris Madura Luk 5 Singa Barong 1019.

Keris Madura Luk 5 Singa Barong 1019 - A very good and rare example of a keriis form the island of Madura. Finely carved handle is made from hard reddish rosewoods, with the top sheath or wrangka in the ladrangan Madura form, is made from well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains. A zircon studded gold plated brass mendak or ferrule completes fittings.

Sturdy blade with five meandering waves or luks, has the base showing the lion Singa Barong, inlaid with gold. Closer look reveals that it is a male lion with the penis present.

Pamor patter are arranged in the mlumah technique and are of the wos utah or scattered rice variations.
The pamor wos utah is said to enhance the owner's material well being, while the Singa Barong it meant for bravery.

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 and hilt, with newly made sheath.

Length of blade: 13.5".   Overall length: 20".

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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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