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

Keris Sumbawa Luk 5 Dua Kembang Kacang Unthuk Banyu.

Keris Sumbawa Luk 5 Dua Kembang Kacang Unthuk Banyu – Very good, rare and fine example of a keris from the eastern islands of Sumbawa. Handle made from buffalo horn is well carved with floral motifs typical of the region’s styles. Top sheath is made from very well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains having a well carved buffalo horn top cover. Bottom stem is made of dark hardwoods having a horn bottom tip. A filigree silver ferrule or pendoko completes fittings.

Very rare blade is very sturdy with 5 waves or luks and a prominent spine with deep fullers flanking. Very well executed and deep base features or perabots having two kembang kacang or elephant trunk like features, one located at the base as well as on the other side above the usual position.

Pamor patterns are rare and are arranged in the miring technique of the unthuk banyu or water bubbles variations. It 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.

Length of blade: 14".   Overall length: 18".

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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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