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

Keris Melayu Luk 9 Naga.

Keris Melayu Luk 9 Naga A rare example of a keris from the northern Malaysian peninsular region. Dragon or naga features on a Malay keris are rather rare. Fittings are using very well selected kemuning woods for the handle, ketengga woods for the top sheath, and angsena woods for the bottom stem. well repoussed, thick brass ferrule or pendoko completes fittings.

Very sturdy blade with 9 meandering waves or luks and a prominent spine that acts as the naga with scaly body. The dragon/serpent or naga's posture is very different from Javanese nagas.

Pattern welded blade is forged in the mlumah technique and are of the wos utah or scattered rice variations. It is said to enhance the owner's material well being, and the naga is of high status wear.

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.

Length of blade: 13.5".   Overall length: 16.2".

Our terms:

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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