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Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 17 Kala Wija Perak Penuh.

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 17 Kala Wija Perak Penuh – A fine example of a keris form the southern Sulawesi region of Bugis. Handle in the typical Bugis kerdas or pistol grip form, as well as the sheath are made from wood and are fully encased with finely repoussed silver, having filigree style motifs at the mouth of sheath.

Very long and sturdy blade with the rare 17 waves or luks, typical Bugis style perabots or base features, and has an overall shape or dapor called
kala wija in Javanese, referring to blades with 13 or more luks, which are meant for high status wear.

Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique, of the melon skin, or kulit semangko variations. It is said to enhance the owner’s popularity.

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: 16".   Overall length: 20.7".

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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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