MALAY ART GALLERY'S....House of  Keris

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 5

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 5 – Another good example of a keris from southern Sulawesi regions of Bugis. Handle in the kerdas form and the bottom stem are made of angsena woods with the top sheath made of hard teak(?) woods or jati. A well repoussed silver ferrule or pendongko completes fittings.
 
 Thick and very sturdy blade with 5 waves and having well executed perabots or base features..
 
 Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique with an overall pattern called pamor kulit semangka, or melon’s skin. The pamor kulit semangka is said to enhance the owner’s material well being

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 blade, with late 20th century fittings..

Length of blade: 14.5".   Overall length: 18.5".

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Our Pledge:

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.

We advise interested buyers to please feel free without any obligations, to ask for more information or pictures of the items interested. We are also open to any comments on our item's descriptions.

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