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

Keris Minang Kabau Luk 9 Ulu Tandok Rusa 0411.

Keris Minang Kabau Luk 9 Ulu Tandok Rusa 0411 –A very good example of a rather short keris from the Sumatran region of Minang Kabau. Handle in the jawa demam form is made from the less common white deer horn or tandok rusa putih. The top sheath is made of well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains. Bottom stem is encased finely repoussed silver having floral motifs at the front and circumference motifs at the back. A well repoussed silver alloy ferrule or pendoko completes fittings.

Very sturdy blade with 3 waves or luks and perabots or base features that are complete and deeply executed sogokans or base fullers.

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

The short nature of the blade is usually meant for feminine use, and coming from the region of Minang Kabau which practices a matriarchy system, the piece was probably meant for a noble matriarch.

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 early 19th century.

Length of blade: 11.5".   Overall length: 16".

Our terms:

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.

e-mail: or


No. 31, Bussorah Street, Singapore 199449.
Tel/Fax: +65-62948051.

Copyright ©2000.


All Rights Reserved.

Home Page Intro to kris & kris terms Kerises Gallery Other weapons Handles and accessories Sold Items