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

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 15 Kala Wija 1209.

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 15 Kala Wija 1209 – Another very good and rare example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi regions of Bugis. Handle in the kerdas form and top sheath in the tebeng form, are made from very well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. Bottom stem is made form angsena woods with a horn bottom tip (restored).  A well repoussed silver ferrule or pendoko completes fittings.

Long and very sturdy blade with rare 15 waves or luks and well executed base features or perabots, has an overall shape or dapor called kala wija.

Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique of the wos utah or scattered rice variations. The pamor wos utah is said to enhance the owner’s material well being.

Condition: Very good condition. Aside from minor hairline crack at the side of the hilt, rest is all in 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".   Overall length: 18.5".

Price:- US$465 excluding shipping.

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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.

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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