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

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 5 Toli-Toli Perak 1221.

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 5 Toli-Toli Perak 1221 -A very fine and rare  example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi regions of Bugis. Handle in the kerdas or pistol grip form, and the sheath in the square tebeng form, are fully encased with finely reposed thick silver, having floral motifs at the top sheath and chevrons and horizontal motifs at the bottom stem. The keris is also fitting with a silver loop at the front studded with a green stone, called the toli-toli, which is meant for status wear.

Very sturdy blade with 5 meandering luks or waves, and a prominent spine with fullers flanking. Has very well executed base features or perabots, with an overall shape or dapor called pendhawa in Javanese..

Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique with very condense circular formations at the middle of the blade called pamor uler lulut which 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 the middle 19th century blade with mid 20th century fittings..

Length of blade: 14.5".   Overall length: 19.5".

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Our Pledge:

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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