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Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 5 Tulang Bulat 1109.

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 5 Tulang Bulat 1109 – Another very good and rare example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi region of Bugis. Well carved handle in the typical Bugis kerdas or pistol grip form, and the top sheath or sampir are made from very well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. The bottom stem is made from angsana wood with tiger’s stripe grains, and a well carved kemuning bottom tip. A plain silver ferrule or pendoko completes fittings.

Thick and very sturdy blade with prominent semi-circular spine or tulang bulat, has very well executed base features or perabots typical of the Bugis Sulawesi styles that depicts the profile of an elephant at the gandik or blunt side of the base.

Pamor pattern are condense, and showing good variety of metal selection from the few shades of white and black metals. Patterns 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 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 early 19th century blade, with early 20th century fittings.

Length of blade: 14".   Overall length: 17.3".

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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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