MALAY ART GALLERY'S....House of Keris
Keris Bugis Sulawesi Lurus Tikel Alis.
Keris Bugis Sulawesi Lurus Tikel Alis - A very good
example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi region of Bugis. Handle in
the kerdas form, and top sheath are made from very well selected
kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. Bottom stem is made of
angsena woods with tight tiger’s stripe grains, a well repoussed brass
pendoko or ferrule completes fittings.
Thick and very sturdy blade is straight but having an angular profile called dapor sepokal in Malay, and with a prominent deep fuller at the base called tikel alis.
Pamor pattern are arranged in the mlumah
technique, and are of the wos utah, or scattered rice variations. All
patterns are unplanned, or pamor tiban, and at certain places, the pamor
lines are brighter than others, and this is due to the perfect “atmosphere” when
the metals are forged together. There is a Javanese reference to this kind of
pamor lines called pamor akhodiat. The pamor is sought after by many, as
it is said to fulfill the owner true intentions.
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 19th century.
Length of blade: 11.8". Overall length: 16.7".
Buyer will pre-pay, plus shipping and insurance (optional), which will be calculated upon receipt of address.
We accept American Express credit card mail orders and International checks in Singapore dollars, or bank or wire transfers. Please allow a few days for clearance. Items are dispatched only after payments are cleared.
We also accept PayPal, Western Union and other forms of payment maybe accepted, but has to be clarified first.
Shipment by air courier. Shipments by reliably known Federal Express. Depending on destination, please allow a maximum of 5 working days for safe delivery time. Other cheaper forms of delivery are available through Speedpost, an arm of the postal service here. Do not hesitate to e-mail for details.
To the U.S.A, present rates are at US$32.00 per kilogram by FedEx (3 days) and Speedpost are at US$22.00 per kilogram (10 days). Other destinations please do inquire.
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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