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Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 9 Pamor Tiban 1115.
Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 9 Pamor
Tiban 1115 -
A very good example of a keris
from the southern Sulawesi region of Bugis. Well carved handle in the
typical Bugis kerdas or pistol
grip form, and together with the top sheath in the tebeng form,
are made from very well selected kemuning woods
with natural flashing grains. Bottom stem is made from angsena woods
with tiger’s stripe grains. A silver alloy ferrule or pendoko
Very sturdy blade with 9 rather sublime waves or luks and well executed base features or perabots and an angled edges or gusen, with the typical Bugis styled hexagonal cross section.
Pamor patterns are very condense, and are arranged in the mlumah technique, that has a peak like formation at the base which is an unplanned pattern, or pamor tiban, called pamor ujung gunung, or mountain peak. Above it are contouring patterns called pamor kulit semangko or melon skin.
The pamor kulit semangko is said to enhance the owner’s popularity, 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 middle 19th century.
Length of blade: 13.5". Overall length: 17".
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