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

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Sepokal Chieftain Tembaga.

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Sepokal Chieftain Tembaga – A very good and rare example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi regions of Bugis. Handle in the typical Bugis pistol grip form is made from hard woods, with the rather large top sheath, which is for a chieftains usage, is made of very well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains. Bottom stem is fully encased with thick well repoussed brass cover or pendok bunton. A well reppoussed brass ferrule or pendoko completes fittings.

 Very sturdy straight blade, but with an angular profile that has an overall shape or dapor called sepokal.

Pamor pattern are arranged in the mlumah technique of the wos utah or scattered rice variations. All patterns are unplanned or pamor tiban, with a semi circular pamor tiban at the base called batu lapak, or saddle stone.
The pamor wos utah is said to enhance the owner’s material well being, while the pamor batu lapak is said to protect the owner in times of chaos.

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 late 19th century, with mid 20th century brass stem cover.

Length of blade: 14".   Overall length: 19.5".

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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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