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

Keris Minang Kabau Lurus Pogokan Ulu Gading 1011.

Keris Minang Kabau Lurus Pogokan Ulu Gading 1011 – A very good and rare example of a keris from the Sumatran region of Minang Kabau. Handle in the Jawa demam form is made of ivory with a repoussed white metals pendoko or ferrule. Top sheath in the typical Minag Kabau sabit bulan or crescent moon form, is made of well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains. Bottom stem is made of layers of kemuning wood and buffalo bone.

Longer than usual, and very sturdy with thick spine, the blade has very well executed base features or perabots, and an overall shape or dapor called pogokan in Javanese.

Pattern welded blade with condense pamor 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 early to mid 19th century.

Length of blade: 14.5".   Overall length: 18".

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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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