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

Keris Minang Kabau Luk 7 Pamor Miang 0111.

Keris Minang Kabau Luk 7 Pamor Miang 0111 – Very good and rare example of a short keris from the Sumatran region of Minang Kabau. Handle in the kerdas or pistol grip form and top sheath in the typical Minang Kabau, buffalo horn influenced form, are made from very well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains. Bottom stem is made angsana woods with plain silver bands. A thick plain brass ferrule or pendoko completes fittings.

Rather short but very sturdy blade with 7 waves or luks and well executed base features or perabots, having angled edge or gusen and an overall shape or dapor called carita(?) (Javanese).
With the short nature of the blade and the matriarchy system practice in the region, strongly suggest a status feminine use.

Pamor patterns are very 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.
The very crystalline or homogenous surface of black and white metals shows very good selection of different metals used. It is sought after, and is called pamor miang in Malay.

Condition: Very good condition. Aside from minor patching at the neck joints, rest is all in 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: 10.5".   Overall length: 13.2".

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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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