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

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Sepokal Sogokan 0811.

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Sepokal Sogokan 0811 – Very good and rather rare example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi region of Bugis. Handle in the typical kerdas or pistol grip form and square top sheath of the tebeng form are made from very well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains. Bottom stem is made from angsana woods with a flaring bottom tip, and a thick brass ferrule or pendoko completes fittings.

Thick and very sturdy straight blade with an arcing profile and plain base features or perabots has an overall shape or dapor called sepokal. Usually plain at the base, this blade has double short fullers at the base called sogokan which is rare.

Pamor patterns are condense and are arranged in the mlumah technique with the base having a peak like formation called ujung gunung and an overall pamor wos utah.
The pamor ujung gunung is said to enhance the owner’s status while the pamor wos utah is said 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 late 19th century.

Length of blade: 14.5".   Overall length: 19".

Our terms:

Our Pledge:

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.

We advise interested buyers to please feel free without any obligations, to ask for more information or pictures of the items interested. We are also open to any comments on our item's descriptions.

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