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Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk15 Kala Wija Kulit Semangko.
Sulawesi Luk15 Kala Wija Kulit Semangko –
A fine example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi regions of Bugis. Handle in
the kerdas form and the top sheath or sampir in the typical Bugis
tebeng form, are made of hard and very well selected kemuning
woods with natural flashing grains. Bottom stem is fully encased with finely
repoussed silver, with a well reposed silver ferrule or pendoko to
complete the fittings.
Long, thick and very sturdy blade with prominent thick spine and the rare 15 waves or luks, has very well executed perabots or base features. This blade has an overall shape or dapor called kala wija in Javanese.
Pamor patterns are condense, and are arranged in the mlumah technique with an overall pattern called kulit semangko or melon’s skin, having a smooth finished surface. All patterns are unplanned and have a few unplanned pamor patterns called pamor tiban.
The pamor kulit semangko is said to enhance the owner’s popularity, while the 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 19th century.
Length of blade: 15.7". Overall length: 19.3".
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To the U.S.A, present rates are at US$32.00 per kilogram by FedEx (3 days) and Speedpost are at US$22.00 per kilogram (10 days). Other destinations please do inquire.
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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