MALAY ART GALLERY'S....House of Keris
Keris Melayu Raiu Luk 5 Malela Budak/Patrem 0618.
Keris Melayu Raiu Luk 5 Malela Budak/Patrem
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: 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 18th century blade, with late 19th century fittings.
Length of blade: 11". Overall length: 15.5".
Buyer will pre-pay, plus shipping and insurance (optional), which will be calculated upon receipt of address.
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Shipment by air courier. Shipments by reliably known Federal Express. Depending on destination, please allow a maximum of 5 working days for safe delivery time. Other cheaper forms of delivery are available through Speedpost, an arm of the postal service here. Do not hesitate to e-mail for details.
To the U.S.A, present rates are at US$35.00 per kilogram by FedEx (3 days) and Speedpost are at US$24.00 per kilogram (10 days). Other destinations please do inquire.
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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