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Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 5 Toli-Toli 0422.

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 5 Toli-Toli 0422 -A very fine example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi regions of Bugis. Handle in the kerdas or pistol grip form, and the sheath in the square tebeng form, are fully encased with silver, and has the toil-toli or loop like attachments (meant for high status wear) at the front with red and blue sapphire stone insets.

Very sturdy blade with 5 meandering luks or waves, and well executed base features or perabots, with angled edges and a hexagonal cross section.

Pamor patterns are condense and shows the base having a semi circular formation called pamor batu lapak, and above it arranged in the mlumah technique, and pamor kulit semangko or melon skin pamor. With two pamor arrangements, it is also called dwi warna or bi colored.

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: 19.5".

Price:- US$1,350 excluding shipping.

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