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Keris Bugis Riau Luk 7 Pamor Miang.

Keris Bugis Riau Luk 7 Pamor Miang A very good example of a keris from the southern Sumatran region of Bugis Riau Lingga. Handle and top sheath made of very well selected kemuning woods with flashing and contrasting grains. The bottom stem is made of angsena woods with tiger's stripe grains. A kemuning wood bottom tip and a well repoussed brass ferrule or pendoko completes fittings.

Very sturdy blade with 7 waves or luks with well executed perabots or base features, with traces of homogenous activity that may suggest the presence of meteorites.

Pamor arranged in the mlumah technique with the base having a peak like formations called ujung gunung, and above it are pamor wos utah or scattered rice. The homogenous characteristics are also called pamor miang in Malay.

The pamor ujung gunung is said to enhance the owner's status while the pamor wos utah is said to enhance the owner's material well being.

Condition: Very good condition. Aside from minor erosion of fretworks and base features, rest is all in 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 to late 19th century.

Length of blade: 13.8".   Overall length: 17.5".

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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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