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

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 15 Buntut Tandok.

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 15 Buntut Tandok – A very good and rare example of a keris from southern Sulawesi regions of Bugis. Handle in the kerdas form and the top sheath is aremade of very well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains with the bottom stem made of angsena woods with tiger’s stripe grains with a buffalo horn bottom tip. A thick well repoussed brass ferrule or pendongko completes fittings.

  Long and very sturdy blade with a prominent triangular spine and the rare 15 waves or luks has the base features or perabots well executed, with double shallow fuller running along the spine till midway up the blade.

 Pamor patterns are condense, and are arranged in the mlumah  technique with an overall pattern called wos utah, or scattered rice.  The pamor  is said to enhance the owner’s material well being.

Condition: Very good condition. Except for natural hairline cracks at the handle, and a very minor patching at the sheath's neck joints, 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 early to middle 19th century.

Length of blade: 13.3".   Overall length: 14.7".

Price:- US$330 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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