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

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 13 Ulu Tandok.

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 13 Ulu Tandok Another very good example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi region, with typical Bugis Sulawesi fittings. Rare form of handle made of buffalo horn, and well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains for the top sheath or sampir, and angsena wood for the bottom stem or batang. Well repoussed silver ferrule or pendoko completes fittings.

Very sturdy blade with 13 meandering luks or waves and prominent thick spine with typical Bugis styled perabots or base features, including a longer than usual sogokans or base fullers.

Pamor arranged in the mlumah technique and are of the wos
utah or scattered rice variation, which is said to enhance the owner's material well being.

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 late 19th century.

Length of blade: 13.2".   Overall length: 17.2".

Our terms:

Our Pledge:

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.

We advise interested buyers to please feel free without any obligations, to ask for more information or pictures of the items interested. We are also open to any comments on our item's descriptions.

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