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Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 13 Perak.

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 13 Perak – A very good example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi regions of Bugis. Handle in the kerdas form and the top sheath or sampir in the typical Bugis tebeng form, are made of hard and very well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. Bottom stem is fully encased with finely repoussed silver, and a fine silver feligree ferrule or pendoko complete fittings.

 Long and very sturdy blade with 13 meandering waves or luks, and very well executed perabots or base features typical of the Bugis styles.

 Pamor pattern are condense and are arranged in the mlumah technique of the wos utah or scattered rice variations.  The pamor wos utah is said to enhance the owner’s material well being.

Condition: Very g
ood condition
. Aside from very minor chip at the silver stem cover, rest is all in 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 19th century.

Length of blade: 13.7".   Overall length: 17".

Price:- US$315 excluding shipping.

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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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