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Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 11 Dwi Warna Perak 0412.

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 11 Dwi Warna Perak 0412 – A fine example of a keris form the southern Sulawesi region of Bugis. Handle in the typical Bugis kerdas or pistol grip form, as well as the sheath are made from wood, and are fully encased with finely repoussed silver.

Long and very sturdy blade with 11 waves or luks and typical Bugis style perabots or base features, with an overall “rugged” outlook reflecting their sea faring nature.

Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique, showing a peak like formation at the base called ujung gunung and circular arrangements along the top called pamor uler lulut or snakeskin pamor.
With two pamor arrangements it is also called dwi warna or bi-colored.
The pamor ujung gunung is said to enhance the owner’s status while the pamor uler lulut is said to enhance the owner’s character and popularity.

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.

Length of blade: 17".   Overall length: 22".

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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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