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Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 3 Junjung Darjat 0419.

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 3 Junjung Darjat 0419 - A very good and rare example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi region of Bugis. Handle in the kerdas form, is made from albino buffalo horn. Top sheath in the tebeng form is made from kemuning woods, with the bottom stem having repoussed silver panels at the top and bottom, with the front showing an endless swirl, and a five pointed star at the back.

Thick, heavy and very sturdy blade with 3 waves and well executed base features or perabots, having an overall shape or dapor called Jangkung in Javanese.

Pamor patterns are arranged in the miring technique, showing peaks forming from the base till the tip. This arrangement is called junjung darjat or status upheaval, said to be meant for high ranking personals.

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, with newly made handle.

Length of blade: 15".   Overall length: 17.75".

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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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