A very good and rare example of a keris from the eastern Indonesian island of Sumbawa. With strong Bugis influences, the hilt it the typical kerdas or pistol grip form and the top sheath in the square tebeng form, and together with the bottom stem are all fully encased with finely repoussé silver having a verse from the Quran imposed at the front and back.

Long and sturdy blade is straight or lurus and has plain base features or perabots, with an overall shape or dapor called tilam upih.

Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique showing a circumference pamor wengkon and a mountain peak or ujung gunung at the base. With two patterns seen it is also called dwi warna or bi colored.

The surface of the blade is also inlaid with fine silver koftgari technique showing “magical squares” called wafak, and geometrical motif at the top.

Length of blade: 15"
Overall length: 19.5"
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 18th century blade with early 20th century fittings.



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