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

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 9 Unthuk Banyu. 

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 9 Unthuk Banyu - A good and very rare example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi regions of Bugis. Handle in the kerdas form and top sheath is made from well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains. Bottom stem is made of angsena woods with tiger stripe grains. A feligree silver ferrule or pendoko completes fittings.

Long and very sturdy blade with 9 luks or waves has typical Bugis features with a prominent triangular spine. The ganjar or base cross piece is rare in that it is attached to the blade with a curved joint instead of the ususally straight style.

Pamor patterns are rare and are arranged in the miring technique that shows formations called pamor unthuk banyu or water bubbles.

Condition: V
ery 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: 15.7".   Overall length: 19.5".

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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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