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

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 3 Seiras 0416.

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 3 Seiras 0416 - A very good and rare example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi region of Bugis. Well carved handle in the typical Bugis kerdas or pistol grip form, and together with the top sheath in the tebeng form, are made from very well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. Bottom stem is made from angsena woods with tigerís stripe grains. A brass alloy ferrule or pendoko completes fittings.

Very sturdy blade with 3 waves or luks located at the base, and well executed base features or perabots, with an angled edges or gusen.

Pamor patterns are rare and are arranged in a diagonal pattern showing twisting of the metal layers. This pattern is called buntil mayit, or death shroud. It is said to be  a choosy pamor and preferring an owner with some form of status, preferably in the army or police.

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 early 20th century.

Length of blade: 16".   Overall length: 19".

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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.

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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