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Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 5 Pogokan 709.

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 5 Pogokan 709 – A good and rare example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi regions of Bugis. Handle in the typical Bugis kerdas or pistol grip form, as well as the top sheath in the tebeng form, are made from very well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. Bottom stem of gander is made from angsena woods with tiger’s stripe grains having finely repoussed silver panels at the top and bottom with Arabic or Quranic text and Arabic numbers in squares called wafak.

Rather long and very sturdy blade with 5 luks or waves and well executed base features or perabots that has the rare kembang kacang pogokan.

Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique of the wos utah or scattered rice variations, with the base having a peak like formation called pamor ujung gunung.
The pamor wos utah is said to enhance the owner’s material well being while the pamor ujung gunung is said to enhance the owner’s status.

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 middle 19th century, with late 20th century silver additions.

Length of blade: 13.8".   Overall length: 17".

Price:- US$320 excluding shipping.

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