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

Keris Minang Kabau Bahari 0822.

Keris Minang Kanau Bahari 0822 - A very good rare kris from central Sumatran regions of Minangkabau. Handle in the typical jawa demam form, is made from hard woods and is finely carved showing a squatting figurine. The sheath is made of very well selected kemuning woods with the traditional red lacquered finish or sapan asli still intact, having the bottom encased with finely repoussed silver.

Rather short, but very sturdy blade is straight or
lurus, having a thick spine and well executed base features or perabots, with the fretworks or grenegs having 5 instead of the usual 3 ron dhas.

Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique of the kulit semangko or melon skin pamor, which is said to enhance the owner's popularity.

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 late 19th century.

Length of blade: 11.5".   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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