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

Keris Bugis Riau Luk 9 Petola 0813.

Keris Bugis Riau Luk 9 Petola 0813 - Very good example from southern Sulawesi with typical pistol grip or kerdas form handle, and square tebeng sheath forms made of hard kemuning(?) woods,  with bottom stem fully encased with finely repoussed silver.

  Sturdy blade with 9 very sublime luks called petola in Malay, and has well executed base features or perabots. Pamor patterns are condense and shows few shades of white and black metals showing its variety in metal selection. Arranged in the mlumah technique of the kulit semangko or melon skin pamor with few unplanned pamor tiban at the base.

  The pamor kulit semangko is said to enhance the owner's popularity while the unplanned pamor tiban are of the protective nature.

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 late 20th century fittings.

Length of blade: 14".   Overall length: 27.5".

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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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