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Keris Bugis Sumbawa Lurus Sepokal Dwi Warna 0919.
Sumbawa Lurus Sepokal Dwi Warna 0919 - A
very good example of a keris from the Sulawesi influenced island of Sumbawa.
Handle in the kerdas or pistol grip form is made of very hard and well
grained kemuning wood. Top sheath is made of similar hard woods, with the
bottom stem made of angsena woods with tiger's stripe grains. A thick
brass pendoko or ferrule completes fittings.
Very sturdy straight or lurus blade with and angular profile, and an overall shape or dapor called sepokal in Malay.
Pamor pattern shows a peak like formations at the base called ujung gunung, and above it are pamor of the wos utah or scattered rice variations.
With two pamor patterns, it is also called dwi warna or bi colored.
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 to mid 19th century.
Length of blade: 14". Overall length: 18.5".
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