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

Keris Melayu Luk7 Perut Ular.

Keris Melayu Luk7 Perut Ular – A very good and rare example of a keris from the Malaysian peninsular regions. Handle in the kerdas form and the top sheath or sampir are made from very well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. Bottom stem is made of angsena woods with tiger’s stripe grains having finely repoussed silver panels at the top and bottom tip. A thick and well repoussed gilded brass ferrule or pendoko completes fittings.

Sturdy blade with 7 meandering waves or luks has the base feature or perabots very well executed, and rather  typical of the Malay dapor called tok chu(?).

Pamor pattern are condense and are arranged in the mlumah technique showing ovalish formations along the middle of the blade called pamor perut ular or snake’s belly. It is said to enhance the owner’s stature.

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 middle 19th century, with mid 20th century silverworks.

Length of blade: 14.4".   Overall length: 18.1".

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Our Pledge:

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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