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

Keris Bugis Riau Lingga Sepokal Pamor Luwu 1214.

Keris Bugis Riau Lingga Sepokal Pamor Luwu 1214 - A very good and rare example of a keris from the southern Sumatran region of Bugis Riau Lingga. Handle in the typical kerdas form, and the top sheath or sampir, are made from very well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. A well repoussed copper ferrule or pendoko to complete the fittings.

Very sturdy straight or lurus blade and having a "bent" profile with plain base features or perabots typical of the Bugis styles. The overall shape or dapor is called sepokal.

Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique and shows few shades of white, grey and black metals. The base has a peak like formation called ujung gunung, and above it are condense pamor wos utah or scattered rice.

The are also a few very bright silver lines that strongly suggest the use of the sought after pamor luwu, find only in the southern Sulawesi region.
The pamor ujung gunung is said to enhance the owner's status while the pamor wos utah is sad to enhance the owner's material well being.

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 19th century blade with newly made fittings.

Length of blade: 13".   Overall length: 17".

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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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