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Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 9 Lebar 1013

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 9 Lebar 1013 - A good and rare example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi region of Bugis. Handle in the kerdas form and top sheath 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 well repoussed brass ferrule or pendoko completes fittings.

Thick and very sturdy blade with 9 waves or luks,  having an unusually broad base and very well executed base features or perabots.

Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique, with an overall pamor kulit semangko or melon skin. At the base an unplanned or pamor tiban, shows a peak like formation is seen and is called ujung gunung.
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 late 18th century.

Length of blade: 15".   Overall length: 18".

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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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