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Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 7 Perak Ayat 1021.

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 7 Perak Ayat 1021 -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 finely reposed silver with Quranic verses and also the less commonly seen Bugis aliphatic scripts, at the front and back.

Very sturdy blade with 7 meandering luks or waves, and well executed base features or perabots, with angled edges and a hexagonal cross section.

Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique with the overall pamor kulit semangko or melon skin pamor having a peak like formation at the base called pamor ujung gunung.
The pamor kulit semangko is said to enhance the owner's status and popularity while the pamor unjung gunung is said for the enhancement of 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 19th century.

Length of blade: 14".   Overall length: 18.5".

Price:- US$900 excluding shipping.

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