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Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 9 Unthuk Banyu 0416.
Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 9 Unthuk
Banyu 0416 - Another 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 is made from buffalo horn, and the top sheath in the tebeng form,
is 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
Very sturdy blade with 9 waves or luks, and well executed base features or perabots, with an angled edges or gusen.
Pamor patterns are rare arranged in the miring technique and shows semi circular formation called unthuk banyu or water bubbles.
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: 15". Overall length: 18.5".
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To the U.S.A, present rates are at US$35.00 per kilogram by FedEx (3 days) and Speedpost are at US$24.00 per kilogram (10 days). Other destinations please do inquire.
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