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

Keris Panjang Lurus Riau Lingga 709.

Keris Panjang Lurus Riau Lingga 709 – A rare example of a long keris from the Sumatran region of Riau Lingga. Handle in the tapak kuda or horse hoof’s form is made of hard dark woods, with the top sheath in the sabit bulan or crescent moon form. The bottom stem or gandar is encase with a plain silver at the top and silver rings along the base with a horn bottom tip in the patat lipas or roaches back form.

Very long and slim, but very sturdy straight blade with well executed base features of perabots typical of the keris panjang.
Use for execution by thrusting the blade into the left shoulder downwards towards the heart. It is said to be bloodless.

Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique of the wos utah or scattered rice variations.
The pamor wos utah is said to enhance the owner’s material well being, and the keris panjang is reserved for high status wear.

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 late 19th century.

Length of blade: 21".   Overall length: 27".

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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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