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Keris Minang Kabau Luk 13 Perak Ulu Fosil Garham Gajah.

Keris Minang Kabau Luk 13 Perak Ulu Fosil Garham Gajah – A very good and fine example of a keris from the Sumatran region of Minang Kabau. Handle in the typical Minang jawa demam form is made from the rare fossilized mammoth molar. Wooden sheath if fully encased with finely repoussed silver with floral motifs at the front and geometrical motifs at the back. The top front of the bottom stem is also fitted with a silver attachment that has its significance as a status wear. A well repoussed silver pendoko or ferrule completes fittings.

Long and very sturdy blade with 13 luks and prominent spine, has very well executed base feature or perabots, and an overall shape or dapor called sangkelat in Javanese.

Pamor patterns are condense and are arranged
in the mlumah technique of the wos utah or scattered rice variations, which is said to enhance the owner’s material well being.

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: 14".   Overall length: 18.3".

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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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