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Keris Bugis Sulawesi Lurus Pamor Luwu. 

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Lurus Pamor Luwu - Another good and rare example of a keris from southern Sulawesi regions of Bugis. Handle in the kerdas form and the top sheath are made of well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains. Bottom stem is made of angsena woods with tiger’s stripe grains. A thick and well repoussed brass ferrule or pendongko completes fittings.

Very sturdy straight blade with plain base features or perabots and an arcing profile, has an overall shape or dapor called sepokal, typical of the Bugis styles.

Contrasting pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique with an overall pattern called pamor kulit semangka, or melon’s skin. The presence of very highly contrasting pamor lines strongly suggests the use of pamor luwu, a highly sought after pamor metals from southern Sulawesi region of Luwu. The pamor kulit semangka is aid to enhance the owner’s material well being

Condition: Very good condition. Aside from slight patching at the sheath’s neck joints and hilt, 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 middle to late19th century.

Length of blade: 12.6".   Overall length: 17".

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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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