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Keris Bugis Sumbawa Luk 15 Kalawija Ganjar Wulung

Keris Bugis Sumbawa Luk 15 Kalawija Ganjar Wulung – Another very good and rare example of a keris from the eastern island of Sumbawa. With very strong Bugis influences, the handle in the typical Bugis pistol grip or kerdas form, is made from hard and dark grained woods having very fine floral and geometrical motif carvings typical of the region’s styles. Top sheath is made from very well selected kemuning woods with the bottom stem made of hard and black woods (ebony?) with a buffalo horn bottom tip. A finely filigree silver pendoko or ferrule as well as the neck joint panel completes fittings.

Long, rather broad and very sturdy blade with rare 15 waves or luks, having a prominent spine with shallow fullers flanking, it has an overall shape or dapor called kala wija (Javanese). The base features or perabots are very well executed, and has the rare base cross piece or ganjar, made from black metals called ganjar wulung (Javanese).

Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique showing very condense contouring patterns of the wos utah or scattered rice variations.

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".   Overall length: 18".

Price:- US$950 excluding shipping.

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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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