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Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 5 Ujung Gunung 809.

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 5 Ujung Gunung 809 – Another very good example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi region of bugis. Handle in the kerdas form as well as the top sheath in the tebeng form are made from very well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains. Bottom stem is made from angsena woods with a buffalo horn bottom tip. A thick and well repoussed brass pendoko or ferrule completes fittings.

Very sturdy blade with 5 luks or waves and well executed base features or perabots typical of the bugis styles.

Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique with an overall pamor wos utah or scattered rice. At the base a peak like formation is seen and is called ujung gunung.
The pamor wos utah is said to enhance the owner’s material well being, while the pamor ujung gunung is said to enhance the owner’s status.

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: 13.3".   Overall length: 17".

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