Keris kris Panjang (1) - pamor iron - Kris/keris - Sumatra, Indonesia

Description
Keris kris Panjang (1) - pamor iron - Kris/keris - Sumatra, Indonesia
Early 20th century - Good

Keris Panjang: Execution Keris from Sumatra (Indonesia).

This exceptionally long Keris has a 3 luk blade and is called Jangkung. The Kris has a clear pamor (damask-like pattern). This is obtained by the technique of layering different types of iron by the Empu (traditional keris blacksmith).

A Keris Panjang is longer than a normal Keris and was previously used for executions by the Sumatran court. The Keris was stabbed through the shoulder to the heart.

The upholstery (sheath and grip) of this Keris is particularly beautiful and very rare with beautiful motifs and a writing on the warangka (barge).



The length of the blade is 58 cm, the length of the entire keris is 69 cm.

Lot details
Total nr of items
1
Object
Keris kris Panjang
Indigenous object name
Kris/keris
Region/ country
Sumatra, Indonesia
Material
pamor iron
Period
Early 20th century
Condition
Good
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
69×13×5 cm
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