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Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 7 Ukiran 1013

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 7 Ukiran 1013 - A very good example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi region of Bugis. Handle in the typical Bugis pistol grip or kerdas form, is finely and deeply carved with the sheath made from dark woods. A well repoussed copper ferrule or pendoko completes fittings.

Long and sturdy blade with 7 waves or luks,  having an unusually broad base and very well executed base features or perabots, with the typical Bugis styled hexagonal cross section.

Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique, and has a peak like formation at the base called pamor ujung gunung, with an overall central pamor wos utah or scattered rice.
The pamor wos utah  is said to enhance the owner’s material well being, while the pamor ujung gunung is said to enhance the owner’s status.

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 blade, with newly made sheath and hilt.

Length of blade: 14.5".   Overall length: 18.5".

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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.

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