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Keris Bugis Sumbawa Luk 5 Toli-Toli.

Keris Bugis Sumbawa Luk 5 Toli-Toli- Another very good and rare example of a keris from the eastern Indonesian island of Sumbawa which has strong Bugis influences. Handle in the kerdas form and top sheath are made from well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. Bottom stem is fully encased with finely repoussed silver with a rope like attachment at the front having a green emerald stone inset called the toil-toli. A plain silver ferrule or pendoko completes fittings.

Thick and very sturdy blade with 5 meandering waves or luks and a hexagonal cross section typical of the Bugis styles. It also has very well executed perabots or base features with an overall shape or dapor called carita(?) (Javanese).

Pamor patterns are condense and are arranged in the mlumah technique of the wos utah or scattered rice variations. All patterns are unplanned or pamor tiban, and at the base a peak like formation of unplanned pamor tiban is seen and appropriately called ujung gunung or mountain peak. The pamor wos utah is said to enhance the owner’s material well being, while the pamor ujung gunung is said to enhance the owner’s status.

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 19th century.

Length of blade: 13.7".   Overall length: 17.5".

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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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