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

Keris Minang Kabau Luk 11 Ulu Graham.

Keris Minang Kabau Luk 11 Ulu Graham   A good and rare example of a keris from the Sumatran region of Minang Kabau. Handle in the Jawa demam form is made of fossilized mammoth molar, or graham gajah. Top sheath is made of well selected kemuning woods with the bottom fully encased with finely repoussed silver, having different motifs at the front and back.

Long and sturdy blade with 11 meandering waves or luks, has the base features or perabots very well and deeply executed.

Pattern welded blade with condense pamor arranged in the mlumah technique, and of the wos utah or scattered rice variations, which is said to enhance the owner's material well being.
Blade is also very well tempered with the darker shades were the red hot blade is submerge during temper quenching process, called nyepuhan in Javanese.

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: 18.8".

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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.

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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