Country: The Philippines. Keris Sulu or Sundang, or Moro-Kris
Region: Mindanao, Sulu Islands - Population: Moros
Period: around 1900.
Dapur: slightly wavy blade on the upper 2/3, Ranti style - 5 Luk;
Chiselled base provided with a silver stirrup engraved with stylised motifs,
it is topped by copper decoration, maintaining the ganga on the handle.
Handle: in wood, entirely covered by a red copper sheath engraved with diverse motifs and
lined with rings, also in copper.
The extremity is in bone and has the form of a stylised cockatoo (Junggayan cockatoo).
Warangka: Gambar-Tanggala type; entirely covered with woven fibres; the Gambar is crossed by 3 bands of yellow copper threads.
Length of the blade: 58 cm
Total length: 72 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, Iron, Wood
- Sold with stand
- 720×130×50 mm