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Keris Bali Luk 5 Ulu Bahtera Banyu 1222.

Keris Bali Luk 5 Ulu Bahtera Banyu 1222 - A very good example of a keris from the island of Bali. Handle in the form of a deity called Bahtera Banyu, is finely made from wood encased with silver, having gemstones insets. Top sheath or wrangka, is in the ladrangan Bali form, and is made from well selected aring or ebony woods. Bottom stem is fully encased with finely repoussed silver showing a face at the top called the bintulu, with flowing floral motifs and having Sanskrit words at the front and back.

Very long and sturdy blade with 5 luks or waves, has a thick spine and well define features or garapan, typical of the Balinese styles.

Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique, of the kulit semangko or melon's skin, having the concentration on the thick spine. 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 late 19th century, with newly made fittings.

Length of blade: 14.5".   Overall length: 18".

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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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