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

Keris Melayu Anak Alang Ulu Tandok 710.

Keris Melayu Anak Alang Ulu Tandok 710 – A very good and rather rare example of a slim keris from the Malaysian peninsular regions. Well carved handle in the tapak kuda or horses’ hoof form, is made from buffalo horn, having a white metal ferrule or pendoko. Top sheath, or sampir in Malay, is made in the sabit bulan or crescent moon form from well selected kemuning woods. Bottom stem is made of angsana woods with tiger’s stripe grains having a kemuning bottom tip.

Long, slim and very sturdy blade with well executed base features especially the grenengs or fretworks, has an overall shape or dapor called anak alang. Its shape is very similar to the executioner’s keris or keris panjang, and this resemblance attach it to status wear.

Pamor patterns are arrange din the mlumah technique of the wos utah or scattered rice variations, which is said to enhance the owner’s material well being.

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 and hilt, with late 20th century wooden sheath.

Length of blade: 15".   Overall length: 20.5".

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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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