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Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 13 Naga 0113

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 13 Naga 0113 – A very good and rare example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi regions of Bugis. Handle in the kerdas form and the top sheaths are made from very well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. Bottom stem is made of angsana woods with tiger’s step grains. Thick brass ferrule completes fittings.

Very sturdy blade with 13 waves or luks with the base features or perabots having the rare Naga or dragon, and a prominent spine that acts as the body of the Naga.

Pattern welded blade with pamor arranged in the miring technique showing central twisted patterns called dhadung muntir.

The pamor dhadung muntir is said to enhance the owner’s material well being while the Naga feature is reserved for high status wear.

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 middle 19th century blade with mid 20th century fittings.

Length of blade: 13.5".   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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