A fine and very rare example of a form of keris whose origin is from Patani, an area covering the southern tip of Thailand including Kelantan, northern Malaysia. Its very unique handle, made of hard woods called kenaung, is finely carved in the form of the Tajong.
The handle had been described by writers from the west as a kingfisher. 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.
The top sheath is made from very well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains and the bottom stem is made of angsena wood with tiger’s stripe grains. A plain silver allloy pendoko or ferrule completes fittings. The straight and very sturdy blade is long and typical of the region’s styles. Having a prominent triangular spine or “tulang” in Malay and very well executed base features or perabots. It has an overall shape or dapor is called pandai saras in Malay.
Pamor patterns are in the arrangements are of the miring technique of the adeg or standing variation.
Category: Keris Tags: demonic, keris, keris lurus, kingfisher
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