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

Belati Sumatra Lampung  0419.

Belati Sumatra Lampung  0419 - A very good example of a small side weapon from the Sothern Sumatran regions of Lampung. Fittings made from hard kemuning woods, and has the handle in the profile of a human figurine, and the top sheath is showing the profile of a horse. The kuda Lampung or more known as the kuda kepang in other regions, has its roots here in Lampung.

Very sturdy blade with an arcing profile and a single sharp edge with a pointy tip, has the base chiseled with floral motifs that suggest status use.

Pamor patterns are not contrasting, which is the norm from the area, due to the non nickel metals used. From the forging lines the arrangements are of the mlumah technique and are of the wos utah or scattered rice variations.

Condition: Very good condition.

Age:  Krises and other edge weapons from the region 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: 9".   Overall length: 15".

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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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