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Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 9 Pamor Tiban 1115.

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 9 Pamor Tiban 1115 - A very good example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi region of Bugis. Well carved handle in the typical Bugis kerdas or pistol grip form, and together with the top sheath in the tebeng form, are made from very well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. Bottom stem is made from angsena woods with tiger’s stripe grains. A silver alloy ferrule or pendoko completes fittings.

Very sturdy blade with 9 rather sublime waves or luks and well executed base features or perabots and an angled edges or gusen, with the typical Bugis styled hexagonal cross section.

Pamor patterns are very condense, and are arranged in the mlumah technique, that has a peak like formation at the base which is an unplanned pattern, or pamor tiban, called pamor ujung gunung, or mountain peak. Above it are contouring patterns called pamor kulit semangko or melon skin.
The pamor kulit semangko is said to enhance the owner’s popularity, 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 the middle 19th century.

Length of blade: 13.5".   Overall length: 17".

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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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