Country: The Philippines. Sulu or Sundang Keris or Moro Kris
Region: Mindanao, Sulu Islands - Population: Moros
Period: 1st half of the 19th century.
Dapur: Straight blade; the base is chiselled; it is provided with a copper stirrup engraved with stylised motifs and which maintains the ganga to the handle (Baca-Baca).
Handle: in horn, surrounded with two rings in red copper, engraved with diverse motifs;
the wooden extremity has the form of a stylised cockatoo head.
Warangka: Ladrang type; in wood crossed by 2 large copper bands.
Length of the blade: 58 cm
Total length: 75 cm
Good condition, with traces of wear, oxidation and antiquity, quite usual for these sorts of weapons. Both sides of the weapon are in quite similar condition (blade and handle).
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- Total nr of items
- Keris sulu
- Indigenous object name
- Ethnic group/ culture
- Region/ country
- Copper, Horn, Iron
- 1st half 19th century
- Sold with stand
- 730×130×50 mm