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

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 9 Kulit Semangka 0919.

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 9 Kulit Semangka 0919  - A very good example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi regions of Bugis. Handle in the kerdas or pistol grip form is made of well grained pelet woods, with the top sheath made of similar woods, having the bottom stem encased with repoussed brass. A repoussed silver plated brass pendoko or ferrule completes fittings.

Very sturdy blade with 9 luks or waves and well executed base features or perabots, has overall shape or dapor called sempena in Javanese.

Pamor pattern are arranged in the mlumah technique, and are of the kulit semangko or melon's skin pamor. It is said to enhance the owner's popularity.

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 early 19th century blade, with mid 20th century fittings.

Length of blade: 15.5".   Overall length: 19.5".

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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.

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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