MALAY ART GALLERY'S....House of Keris
Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 13 Toli-Toli .
Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 13 Toli-Toli – A very rare example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi regions of Bugis. Handle and sheath are made of hard woods, and are fully encased with finely repoussed silver having the rare loop, or toil-toli outer sheath attachments having turquoise and blue sapphire stones profusions. The back of the bottom stem also has Arabic repoussed panels of verses from the Quran.
Long and very sturdy blade with 13 meandering waves or luks and a prominent spine. The base features or perabots are very well executed and complete.
Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique, and are of the kulit semangko or melon’s skin variations, which is said to enhance the owner's popularity. The use of the toli-toli is reserved for nobility.
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 late 18th century blade, with late 19th early 20th century silverworks.
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To the U.S.A, present rates are at US$33.00 per kilogram by FedEx (3 days) and Speedpost are at US$22.00 per kilogram (10 days). Other destinations please do inquire.
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