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Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 7 Batu Lapak

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 7 Batu Lapak A very good and rare example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi region of Bugis. Finely and deeply carved handle in the typical Bugis kerdas or pistol grip form is made from buffalo horn with top sheath made from very well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. The bottom stem is made from angsena woods with tiger’s stripe grains with plain thick brass ferrule or pendoko to complete fittings.

Very sturdy blade with 7 waves or luks and typical Bugis styled base features or perabots having also the typical Bugis styled hexagonal cross section.

Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique, and has a semi circular like formation at the base called pamor batu lapak, or saddle stone pamor which is said to protect the owner in times of chaos.
On one side of the batu lapak pamor, another formation of a hook/cross is seen above it using the trap-trapan technique. This pamor is rarely seen, and is associated to high status wear.

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 early 18th century.

Length of blade: 13".   Overall length: 18".

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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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