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

Sewah Aceh Sumatra Utara  0419.

Sewah Aceh Sumatra Utara  0419 - Another rare example of a side weapon called the sewah from the northern Sumatran region of Aceh. Typical handle and sheath forms, are made from hard well selected kemuning woods, having the top sheath in a horse like representation.

Thick and very sturdy blade with a slender arcing profile and single sharp edge, it also has the base metok or ferrule made one with the blade. Together with a single sogokan or base fuller, the shape of the blade well represents the characteristics of the sewah.

Pamor patterns are arranged in the miring technique of the adeg or standing variation. It is said to protect the owner from natural mishaps.

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 18th century.

Length of blade: 12".   Overall length: 16".

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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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