MALAY ART GALLERY'S....House of  Keris

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Lurus Ganjar Seiras 0123.

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Lurus Ganjar Seiras 0123 – A very good and rare example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi region of BBugis. Handle in the typical kerdas or pistol grip form, and top sheath are made of very well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains with the bottom stem made of angsena woods with tiger’s stripe grains, and a pierced through brass ferrule or pendoko completes fittings. 

Very sturdy straight or lurus blade, with rather plain base features or perabots and with an angled profile, has an overall shape or dapor called sepokal in Malay. The base cross piece or ganjar is made one with the blade, and this rare feature is called ganjar seiras.

 Pamor patterns are arranged in the miring technique of the unthuk banyu or water bubbles pamor, which is said to enhance the owner's stature.

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 ealr to middle 19th century.

Length of blade: 14".   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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