MALAY ART GALLERY'S....House of  Keris

Keris Bugis Luk 3 Malela Tulang Bulat 0220.

Keris Bugis Luk 3 Malela Tulang Bulat 0220 -  A very good and rare example of a keris from Bugis Sulawesi, with the carved handle in the kerdas or pistol grip form, and the broad top sheath in the tebeng form, made from very well selected kemuning woods with tight flashing grians. Bottom stem is made from angsana woods with a kemuning bottom tip. A thick brass ferrule or pendoko completes fittings.

Very sturdy blade with 3 luks or waves and a prominent spine or tulang bulat in Malay, with the base features or perabots very well executed, and an overall shape or dapor called malela in Malay.

Pamor patterns are not contrasting, as it is the norm of the region to use less contrasting nickel, but more stronger iron or steel.

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 early 20th century.

Length of blade: 15.5".   Overall length: 21.5".

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Our Pledge:

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.

We advise interested buyers to please feel free without any obligations, to ask for more information or pictures of the items interested. We are also open to any comments on our item's descriptions.

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