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Keris Riau Lingga Luk 7 Tunggak Semi 0714.

Keris Riau Lingga Luk 7 Tunggak Semi 0714 - Another very good and rare example of a keris from the southern Sumatran region of Bugis Riau Lingga. Handle in the typical jawa demam form, and the top sheath or sampir are made from very well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. The bottom stem is made from angsana wood with a thick well repoussed brass ferrule or pendoko completes fittings.

Sturdy blade with 7 waves or luks, has well executed base features or perabots typical of the Bugis styles. having also a hexagonal cross section.

Pamor pattern are condense, and showing good contrast in the variety of metal selections. At the base, an unplanned or pamor tiban, peak like formation is seen, and is called tungak semi. Above it are contouring patterns done in the mlumah technique of the kulit semangko or melon’s skin variations.
The pamor tunggak semi is said to enhance the owner’s status, while the pamor kulit semangko is said to enhance the owner’s popularity.

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 to middle 19th century.

Length of blade: 12.5".   Overall length: 16".

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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.

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