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

Keris Melayu Raiu Luk 5 Malela Budak/Patrem 0618.

Keris Melayu Raiu Luk 5 Malela Budak/Patrem 0618 - A very good and rare example of a keris from the southern Malaysian peninsular region of Riau Lingga. Handle in the typical Bugis pistol grip or kerdas form, and the top sheath in the square tebeng form is made from very well selected kemuning woods with flashing and contrasting grains. A well repoussed silver pendoko or ferrule completes fittings.

Very short blade, most probably meant for a boy, is very sturdy with 5 waves or luks having a prominent spine and fullers flanking; features common on the form called malela.

 Pamor patterns are not contrasting as it is common to see malela blades without nickels, but more of iron or steel.

Condition: Ve
ry 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 18th century blade, with late 19th century fittings.

Length of blade: 11".   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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