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Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 11 Perak Penuh 1017.
Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 11 Perak
Penuh 1017 - A very good and rare example of a
keris from the southern Sulawesi region of Bugis. Handle in the typical Bugis
kerdas or pistol grip form, and sheath is made of wood and is fully encased
with repoussed silver.
Long and sturdy blade with 11 waves or luks with typical Bugis features or perabots, having also the angled edge and a hexagonal cross section.
Pamor arrangements are forged in the mlumah technique with the base with a peak like formation called pamor ujung gunung or mountain peak. Above it are circular arrangements of the pamor bendo sagado.
The pamor ujung gunung is said to enhance the owner's status while the pamor bendo sagado is for popularity. With two pamor arrangements, it is also called dwi warna or bi colored.
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 mid to late 18th century blade with late 19th century fittings.
Length of blade: 17". Overall length: 21.5".
Buyer will pre-pay, plus shipping and insurance (optional), which will be calculated upon receipt of address.
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We also accept PayPal, Western Union and other forms of payment maybe accepted, but has to be clarified first.
Shipment by air courier. Shipments by reliably known Federal Express. Depending on destination, please allow a maximum of 5 working days for safe delivery time. Other cheaper forms of delivery are available through Speedpost, an arm of the postal service here. Do not hesitate to e-mail for details.
To the U.S.A, present rates are at US$35.00 per kilogram by FedEx (3 days) and Speedpost are at US$24.00 per kilogram (10 days). Other destinations please do inquire.
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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