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Keris Bugis Sulawesi Sepokal 3 Warna Nakhoda 0620
Keris Bugis Sulawesi Sepokal 3 Warna Nakhoda 0620 �A very rare example of
a keris from the southern Sulawesi regions of Bugis. Handle in the kerdas
or pistol grip form and the larger than usual top sheath in the tebeng
form, are made from very well selected kemuning woods with flashing
grains. The large sized top sheath is a characteristic of high status wear, and
is usually associated to the Captain of a ship. Bottom stem is made of
angsena woods with tiger�s stripe grains having a buffalo horn bottom tip.
Very sturdy blade is straight or lurus but is having a angular profile commonly seen in Bugis blades, and has an overall shape of dapor called sepokal.
Pamor patterns are rare, and are arranged in the miring technique, showing a semi circular formation at the base called pamor batu lapak, or saddle stone, with a single line forming from the tip of the semi circle till the top called pamor sada saler, and along the sides are rather complicated pamor patterns called the pamor unthuk banyu or water bubbles.
With 3 pamor arrangements, it is also called tri-warna or tri-colored.
The pamor batu lapak is said to protect the owner in times of chaos, while the pamor sada saler is said to guide the owner in times of uncertainty and the pamor unthuk banyu is said to enhance the owner�s popularity and status.
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.
Length of blade: 13". Overall length: 20".
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