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Keris Bugis Sumbawa Luk 15 Kala Wija 0718.
Keris Bugis Sumbawa Luk 15 Kala Wija
0718 - A very good and rare example of a keris
from the eastern Indonesian island of Sumbawa which has strong Bugis influences.
Handle in the jawa
demam form from bone, and top sheath is made from well selected kemuning woods
with natural flashing grains. Bottom stem is fully encased with finely repoussed
silver alloy stem cover or pendok.
A filigree silver ferrule or pendoko completes
Thick and very sturdy blade with rare 15 waves or luks and a prominent thick spine. It also has very well executed perabots or base features with an overall shape or dapor called kala wija (Javanese).
Pamor patterns are very condense and are arranged in the mlumah technique of the uler lulut or snake skin variations, which 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 mid 19th century blade with late 20th century fittings.
Length of blade: 17". Overall length: 21.25".
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To the U.S.A, present rates are at US$35.00 per kilogram by FedEx (3 days) and Speedpost are at US$24.00 per kilogram (10 days). Other destinations please do inquire.
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