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Keris Bugis Riau Sepokal.

Keris Bugis Riau Sepokal – A very good example of a keris from the southern Sumatran region of Riau Lingga. Handle in the kerdas form and sheaths are made from very well selected burl woods or gambol. A repoussed and pierced through silver ferrule or pendoko completes fittings.

Very long and sturdy blade with an angular profile and a hexagonal cross section that has strong Bugis influences. With a rather plain base, it has an overall, shape or dapor called sepokal.

Pamor patterns are of the mlumah technique and are of the kulit semangko or melon’s skin variations with a prominent peak like formation at the base called ujung gunung, and circumference pamor wengkon.

The pamor kulit semangko is said to enhance the owner’s popularity while the pamor ujung gunung is for status enhancements and the pamor wengkon is of the protective nature.

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 middle 19th century blade with late 20th century fittings.

Length of blade: 16".   Overall length: 19.8".

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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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