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Keris Bugis Luk 7 Dwi-Warna 0320.

Keris Bugis Luk 7 Dwi-Warna 0320 - A very rare example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi regions of Bugis. Fittings in the typical Bugis forms with the square top sheath and the pistol grip like hilt made from well selected kemuning woods. Bottom stem is partially encased with plain brass bands, having a horn bottom tip. A thick brass ferrule or pendoko completes the fittings.

Very sturdy blade with 7 waves or luks, having typical Bugis styled base features or perabots, that includes the kembang kacang, picetan, jenggot and grenengs.

Pamor patterns are arranged in two different technique, with the base background pamor arranged in the mlumah technique of the kulit semangko or melon's skin pamor, and at the base, a swirl like formation is seen and is called pamor qul buntet. With two pamor arrangements on the blade, this is also called dwi warna or bi colored.
 The pamor kulit semangko is said to enhance the owner's popularity, while the pamor qul buntet is said to protect the owner in times of chaos.

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,

Length of blade: 13.5".   Overall length: 17.5".

Price:- US$650 excluding shipping.

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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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