MALAY ART GALLERY'S....House of Keris
Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 5 Toli-Toli Ayat 0916.
Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 5 Toli-Toli Ayat 0916 -A very fine example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi regions of Bugis. Handle in the kerdas or pistol grip form, and the sheath in the square tebeng form, are fully encased with silver with floral and Quranic verses at the front and back, and has the toil-toli or loop like attachments (meant for high status wear) at the front with red sapphire stone insets.
Very sturdy blade with 5 meandering
luks or waves, and well executed base features or perabots,
with angled edges and a hexagonal cross section.
Pamor patterns are rather complicated and are arranged in the miring technique showing horizontal striped layers called pamor koro welang or striped monkeys.
The pamor koro welang is said to enhance the owner's status and popularity..
The blade is also very well tempered, or nyepuh, as seen from the darker shades of the blade stretching from the tip to above the base.
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 mid to late 19th century blade, with 20th century fittings.
Length of blade: 15.5". Overall length: 18.5".
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