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Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 7 Reflective Pamor.

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 7 Reflective Pamor – A very good and rather rare example of a keris from southern Sulawesi regions of Bugis. Handle in the kerdas form and the top sheath is are made of very well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains with the bottom stem made of angsena woods with tiger’s stripe grains. A thick brass ferrule or pendongko completes fittings.

  Very sturdy blade with 7 waves or luks and very well executed base features or perabots, has an overall shape or dapor called carita(?) in Javanese..

 Pamor patterns are very condense, and are arranged in the mlumah  technique with an overall pattern called wos utah, or scattered rice. Along the surface, there are horizontal "reflective" lines of sorts that does not flow with the other pamor lines due to its different forging technique. It is very rare and is called a reflective pamor or pamor bayangan(?). Some Javanese references may classify this as the pamor untuk walang or grasshopper's teeth.
  The pamor wos utah  is said to enhance the owner’s material well being, while the reflective pamor is said to protect the owner.

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.

Length of blade: 13.5".   Overall length: 17.6".

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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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