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

Keris Bugis Sulwasei Luk 7 Chieftain 0812.

Keris Bugis Sulwasei Luk 7 Chieftain 0812 – Very good and rare example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi regions of Bugis. Well carved pistol grip or kerdas form handle and prominently broad top sheath, are made from very well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. Bottom stem is made from angsana woods with tiger stripe grains having a buffalo horn flaring bottom tip.

Very sturdy 7 waved or luk blade with typical Bugis Sulawesi “rugged” sea faring characteristics with swollen base and angled edge or gusen.

Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique, having a peak formation at the base called ujung gunung, and tear drop like formation along the middle top called pamor rendan(?). Both the pamors are 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 late 19th century.

Length of blade: 14".   Overall length: 20.5".

Our terms:

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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