MALAY ART GALLERY'S....House of Keris
Keris Bali Luk 9 Ulu Kusia Dwi Warna 1017.
Keris Bali Luk 9 Ulu Kusia Dwi Warna
1017 - A good and rare example of a keris from the
island of Bali. Handle is made of buffalo horn and is well carved in the form of
a beetle called the kusia. Top sheath is made of dark ebony wood
called aring, and bottom stem is made from well selected pelet
woods having naturally occurring contrasting grains.
9 waved blade or luks with typical Balinese smooth finish, having rare pamor arrangements with the base with a peak like formation called pamor ujung gunung or mountain peak. Above it are arrangements of the pamor kulit semangko or melon skin pamor.
The pamor ujung gunung is said to enhance the owner's status while the pamor kulit semangko is for popularity. With two pamor arrangements, it is also called dwi warna or bi colored.
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 blade with mid 19th century fittings.
Length of blade: 14". Overall length: 22".
Price:- US$420 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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