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

Keris Melayu Malela Luk 5 Lawe Saukel Kusiwo.

Keris Melayu Malela Luk 5 Lawe Saukel Kusiwo – A very good and rare example of a keris from the northern Malaysian peninsular regions or Terengganu or Kelantan. Handle in the jawa demam form and top sheath in a rare form called the kusiwo or pucuk kacang, are made from very well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. Bottom stem is made form angsena woods with tiger’s stripe grain with a pierced through silver ferrule or pendoko to complete the fittings.

Very study rare blade with 5 waves or luks and prominent thick semi circular spine or tulang bulat, has very well executed and deep base features or perabots, with an overall shape or dapor called malela in Malay.

Pamor patterns are arranged in the miring technique showing flowing horizontal lines called lawe saukel (Javanese) or untwining thread.
 The pamor is said to enhance the owner’s status.

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 19th century blade with newly made fittings.

Length of blade: 11".   Overall length: 16.7".

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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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