A fine example of a keris hilt from the northern Malaysian peninsular regions of Kelantan as well as the southern Thailand region of Patani. Made of hard woods, it is very finely carved in the form called the tajong.
It has been described by writers from the west as a kingfisher. It is also called “Pekaka” by many in the area, in resemblance to a bird of the same name. Although it does resemble a bird, closer look at the handle shows it to be more of a “demonic” figurine. Its wide eyes and long beak has a kingfisher’s resemblance, but the teeth, fangs and beard which are carved in full details, shows otherwise.
Very good condition.
Category: Handles and Accessories Tags: hilt, hulu, kelantan, kingfisher, tajong
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