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Keris Bugis Riau Luk 5 Unthuk Banyu 1118.
Keris Bugis Riau Luk 5 Unthuk Banyu
1118 - A
very good and rare example of a keris from the southern Sumatran regions of
Bugis Riau Lingga. Finely carved handle in the kerdas form
is made from buffalo bone, and top sheath is made from well selected kemuning woods
with flashing grains. Bottom stem is made of angsena woods with tiger
stripe grains. A silver plated brass feligree ferrule or pendoko completes
Very sturdy and thick blade with 5 meandering luks or waves and very well executed base features or perabots, also has the typical Bugis hexagonal cross section.
Pamor patterns are very condensed and are arranged in the miring technique of the unthuk banyu or water bubbles variation, which is said to enhance the owner's status and 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 mid to late 19th century.
Length of blade: 14.5". Overall length: 18.75".
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