Keris Semenanjung Miniature
Size: Miniature 20.5cm sheathed, display case 34cm x 17.5cm x 4.5cm
The sheath, decorated with bands of highly expressive foliate designs, offsets the straight unadorned blade of the Keris Semenanjung. 24K gilding embellishes the miniature. A keyhole slot in the display case’s back allows for wall mounting.
The keris is a dagger unique to the Malay cultures of Southeast Asia, with renderings depicting the weapon dating to 825 CE. Asymmetry is this ancient weapon’s distinguishing feature and, although different styles exist, it is the wavy blade that is instantly recognisable. Today, the keris is a potent symbol of the history and culture of the Malay world.
Included is a 2.5cm x 6.5cm engraving plate for personalisation.
About the collection
A selection of objects from the subtle to the ornate, representing the many aspects of Malaysia.