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Keris Bugis Riau Luk 9 Batau Lapak Patrem.

Keris Bugis Riau Luk 9 Batau Lapak Patrem – A very good example of a rather small keris from the southern Sumatran region of Bugis Riau. Handle and top sheath are made from very well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. Bottoms tem is made from angsena woods with tiger’s stripe grains. A repoussed brass ferrule complete fittings.

Very sturdy blade with 9 sublime waves or luks and features that has strong Bugis influences. The rather smaller size of the blade strongly suggest feminine (patrem) or a small boy’s use.

Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique and are of the wos utah or scattered rice variations. All patterns are unplanned or pamor tiban and on one side of the base there is a semi circular formation called pamor batu lapak.

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: 11.4".   Overall length: 14.5".

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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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