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Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 7 Carita.

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 7 Carita - Another very good example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi region of Bugis. Handle in the typical Bugis "pistol" grip or kerdas styles and the top sheath are both made of well selected kemuning woods, with natural flashing grains. Bottom stem is made of angsena woods and a kemunning bottom tip. A finely filigreed gilded silver ferrule or mendak completes fittings.

Long, thick and very sturdy blade with 7 meandering waves has very well executed perabots, and a hexagonal cross section, typical of the Bugis styles. The rather strong  and rugged "expression" of the blades' overall features or dapor, is called dapor carita.

Pamor patterns are very condensed and showing arrangements in the mlumah technique of the pamor wos utah or scattered rice. All patterns are unplanned, or pamor tiban, and at the base a semi circle formation of pamor tiban is called pamor batu lapak or saddle stone.

The pamor wos utah is said to enhance the owner's material well being, and the pamor batu lapak is said to protect the owner in times of warfare, most suitable for a warrior.

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 middle 19th century.

Length of blade: 14.2".   Overall length: 19.6".

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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.

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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