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Keris Bugis Riau Luk 7 Ujung Gunung (Batang belah depan).

Keris Bugis Riau Luk 7 Ujung Gunung (Batang belah depan) – A very good example of a keris from the southern Sumatran regions of Bugis Riau. Handle in the less common hexagonal form, and top sheath are made form very well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. Bottom stem is made from angsena woods with tiger’s stripe grains and is made with the joints at the centre rather than the sides. A thick plain silver ferrule or pendoko completes the fittings.

Very sturdy blade with 7 waves or luks has the base features or perabots very typical of the Bugis style including the hexagonal cross section.

Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique and are of the wos utah or scattered rice, with an unplanned peak like formation at the base appropriately called ujung gunung or mountain peak.
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.

Length of blade: 14.3".   Overall length: 16.7".

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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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