MALAY ART GALLERY'S....House of  Keris

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 9 Tiban Hujan Emas 0711.

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 9 Tiban Hujan Emas 0711 –Very good and rare example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi region of Bugis. Hilt in the typical pistol grip or kerdas form and top sheath in the square tebeng form, are made from very well selected kemuning woods. Bottom stem is encased with a well repoussed silver alloy pendok called alpaka, and a thick gold plated brass pendoko to complete fittings.

Long, thick and very sturdy blade with 9 luks and well executed perabots typical of the Bugis style, having a flat surface and angled edge making the cross section hexagonal.

Pamor pattern shows and overall pamor kulit semangko arranged in the mlumah technique, with small circular formation of unplanned pamor tiban called hujan emas.
The pamor kulit semangko is said to enhance the owner’s popularity, while the pamor hujan emas is highly sought after for its strong materialistic properties.

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: 15.5".   Overall length: 19.8".

Our terms:

Our Pledge:

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.

We advise interested buyers to please feel free without any obligations, to ask for more information or pictures of the items interested. We are also open to any comments on our item's descriptions.

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