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

Keris Minang Kabau Luk 3 Kemuning.

Keris Minang Kabau Luk 3 Kemuning A very good example of a keris from the Sumatran region of Minang Kabau. Handle in the kerdas form is and sheath, are made from very well selected kemuning woods, with tight flashing grains. A finely repoussed thick brass pendoko or ferrule completes fittings.

Short and very sturdy blade with 3 waves or luks, has very well executed perabots of base features. The overall shape or dapor can also be referred to as jangkung in Javanese.

Pamor patterns are arranged in the miring, and are of the adeg or standing variations, which is said to protect the owner from natural mishaps or wild animals.

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: 9".   Overall length: 13".

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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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