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Keris Bugis Riau Luk 5 Gajah Liman 0521.

Keris Bugis Riau Luk 5 Gajah Liman 0521 A very good and rare example of a keris from the southern Sumatran regions of Bugis, Riau Lingga. Finely carved Jawa demam form handle with "Allah" carved at the back, and top sheath, are made from very well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. Wooden bottom stem is fully encased with thick and very well repoused silver. A finely filigree silver ferrule or pendoko, completes fittings.

Very sturdy 5 waved or luk blade with prominent spine and the base having the elephant face with a serpent like body called Gajah Liman in Javanese..

Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique, having a peak like formation at the base called ujung gunung, and contouring patterns above it called kulit semangko or melon skin pamor.

Condition: Very good condition. Aside from minor patching at the back of sheath, rest is all in 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 19th century.

Length of blade: 12.5".   Overall length: 18.5".

Price:- US$950 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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