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Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 11 Naga.

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 11 Naga – A rare example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi regions of Bugis. Handle in the kerdas form and the top sheath are made from very well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. Bottom stem is made of angsena woods with tiger’s step grains. Finely repoussed silver panels at the top and bottom sheath having Quranic verses at the back.

Sturdy blade with 11 waves or luks with the base having the Naga or dragon, and a prominent spine that acts as the body of the Naga.

Pattern welded blade with pamor arranged in the mlumah technique of the wos utah or scattered rice variations.
The pamor wos utah is said to enhance the owner’s material well being while the Naga feature is reserved for high status wear.

Condition: Very good condition.  Aside form minor blade edge wears, 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 the late 18th century blade with middle 19th century wooden fittings and late 20th century silver works.

Length of blade: 15".   Overall length: 18.5".

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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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