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

Keris Bugis Riau Luk7 Chieftain 0421.

Keris Bugis Riau Luk7 Chieftain 0421 A very good and rare example of a keris from the southern Sumatran regions of Bugis, Riau Lingga. Finely carved pistol grip or kerdas form handle and prominently broad top sheath, are made from very well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. Bottom stem is made from angsana woods with tiger stripe grains, with a horn bottom tip. A well repossed silver ferrule or pendoko, completes fittings.

Very sturdy 7 waved or luk blade with typical Bugis Sulawesi �rugged� sea faring characteristics with a "swollen" mid coross section, and angled edges or gusen.

Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique, having a peak like formation at the base called ujung gunung, and contouring patterns above it called kulit semangko or melon skin pamor.

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 19th century.

Length of blade: 15".   Overall length: 18.5".

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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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