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Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 5 Pamor Miring 1220.
Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 5 Pamor Miring 1220 � A very good and rare example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi regions of Bugis. The hilt in the pistol grip, or kerdas form, is typical of the region, and together with the top sheath, are made from very well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains. Wooden bottom stem is fully encased with thick and finely repossed silver with different motifs at the front and back.
Thick and very sturdy blade with 5 luks (2 located at the base, and 3 at the top, with the middle rather straight) or waves and a prominent spine having fullers flanking, very well executed base features or perabots, having an overall shape or dapor called pendawa in Javanese.
Pamor patterns are condense, and are arranged in the miring technique of the pamor
bulu ayam or chicken feathers variation, which is said to enhance the
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: 11.5". Overall length: 17".
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To the U.S.A, present rates are at US$35.00 per kilogram by FedEx (3 days) and Speedpost are at US$24.00 per kilogram (10 days). Other destinations please do inquire.
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