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

Keris Bugis Lurus Sepokal Intan. 

Keris Bugis Lurus Sepokal Intan A fine example of a keris from the Southern Sulawesi region of Bugis. The handle in the kerdas form, is made of wood and is fully encased with gilded brass and decorated with intans or low grade diamonds with traditionally faceted cuts. The bottom stem is also fully encased with a finely repoussed silver stem cover or pendok.

Very long, thick and sturdy blade having the typical Bugis hexagonal cross section, and with arcing profile, it has an overall shape or dapor called sepokal.

Pattern welded blade forged in the mlumah technique, has a peak formation at the base called the pamor ujung gunung or mountain peak. Above it are very condense contouring patterns called pamor wos utah or scattered rice.

The pamor ujung gunung is said to enhance the owner's status while the pamor wos utah is said top enhance the owner's material well being.

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 to late 19th century.

Length of blade: 14.1".   Overall length: 19".

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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No. 31, Bussorah Street, Singapore 199449.
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