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Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 5 Pendawa Ulu Tandok 0719.
Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 5 Pendawa
Ulu Tandok 0719 � A very good and rather rare
example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi region of Bugis. Handle in the
kerdas teleng form, is made of buffalo horn and is deeply and finely carved
with floral motifs. The top sheath in the typical Bugis tebeng or square
forms, is made from well selected burl woods, or kayu limar. A thick
silver ferrule or pendoko completes fittings.
Very sturdy blade with 5 prominent waves or luks and well executed base features, having the spine with fullers flanking. It has an overall shape or dapor called Pendawa in Javanese, referring to the 5 pendawas.
Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique, of the kulit semangko or melon�s skin, which is said to enhance the owner�s popularity.
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 18th century blade and sheath, with mid 20th century hilt.
Length of blade: 14". Overall length: 18.5".
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