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

Keris Sundang Sulu Luk 5 Unthuk Banyu 1019.

Keris Sundang Sulu Luk 5 Unthuk Banyu 1019 - A very rare example of a keris from the northern Borneo region's of Sulu in Sabah. Finely carved handle in the typical cockatoo bird form is made from hard kemuning woods with the newly made sheath in the sandang walikat forms having the bottom tip in the patat lipas or cockroach back form.

Long, very sturdy blade with 5 slender waves or luks, with typical base features or perabots, that includes the white metal attachments to the hilt called the baca-baca.

Pamor patterns are arranged in the miring technique and are concentrated in the central core with a twisted formation called unthuk banyu or water bubbles.

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 late 18th century blade and hilt, with newly made sheath.

Length of blade: 19".   Overall length: 26".

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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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