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Keris Bali Luk 9 Krishna Kulit Semangko 0120.
Keris Bali Luk 9 Krishna Kulit Semangko 0120
A very rare example of a keris from the island of Bali. Fittings in the Balinese
gayaman forms with the top sheath and hitl made from well selected
pelet woods having naturally occurring contrasting grains. Bottom stem is
fully encased with finely repoussed silver alloy (alpaka) having animal
motifs at the front and the endless swirl motif at the back.
Long, very sturdy blade with 9 meandering waves or luks, having typical Balinese styled base features or perabots, that includes the figurine Krishna sitting atop an elephant; and also the wavy base cross piece or the ganjar wilut.
Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique of the kulit semangko or melon's skin pamor, whose surface is polished smooth using limestone; a typical Balinese finishing technique.
The pamor kulit semangko is said to enhance the owner's popularity.
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, with silver stem cover added probably in the 1970's.
Length of blade: 17". Overall length: 23".
Price:- US$1,250 excluding shipping.
Buyer will pre-pay, plus shipping and insurance (optional), which will be calculated upon receipt of address.
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Shipment by air courier. Shipments by reliably known Federal Express. Depending on destination, please allow a maximum of 5 working days for safe delivery time. Other cheaper forms of delivery are available through Speedpost, an arm of the postal service here. Do not hesitate to e-mail for details.
To the U.S.A, present rates are at US$35.00 per kilogram by FedEx (3 days) and Speedpost are at US$24.00 per kilogram (10 days). Other destinations please do inquire.
We are confident that you will be satisfied with this item and we guarantee it to be materially as presented. However, if the item does meet your expectations, it may be returned within 7 days of receipt for a complete refund of the purchased price, less the shipping cost, provided the item is returned in its original condition.
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